Wormit Parent Leaflet on Behaviour Management
Parent’s Guide to Behaviour Management
Positive Behaviour Management
Every child in Wormit Primary School has a right to learn without disruption and all teachers have a right to teach without disruption or aggression. We want to create an environment which encourages every child to display a positive attitude to work and behaviour, both in and around the school and in the wider community.
In having high expectations of the children’s behaviour it should be expected that they would behave in an acceptable fashion around the school. Showing consideration for others as they move around the school, eat lunch and having collective responsibility for keeping areas tidy should be the norm and these aspects of school life should be discussed within circle time or class discussions.
Each class will discuss and agree no more than 5 rules, which will be in operation. These rules will be reviewed over the school year to ensure they are working and still relevant. Rules will be regularly reinforced through circle time and the delivery of our Personal and Social Development programme.
All children are members of one of four Houses; Flass, St. Fort, Newton and Woodhaven. Children can earn points for their House for keeping the rules and positive attitude. Each term a child from each class will be presented with a certificate for earning most House Points.
Class teachers use praise, sharing success, stickers, certificates etc within their class to encourage positive attitudes. Children themselves play a big part in supporting each other and giving praise.
Children have to learn to take responsibility for their own actions. They need clear boundaries within which to operate. The school day splits into 3 distinct parts – 9a.m until break, break until lunch time, lunch time until home time. Each class operates a four stage hierarchy of consequences for breaking or continuing to disregard the rules agreed. This will be followed consistently with a clean slate after each break.
1. Verbal warning – given clearly with the child being asked to verbalise why this is being given.
2. Visual warning – amber card which the child places beside them as a reminder.
3. Time away – moved away to a separate work place.
4. Report to Headteacher – take a card with name on down to office. If Headteacher is not there put card in her tray. This will be recorded in folder in office.
Parents will be contacted if any child is sent to the Headteacher twice in one week.
In cases where children have difficulty in following the above a meeting will be arranged and a joint programme of behaviour modification will be agreed and implemented.
It is expected that children will not engage in rough games and will be considerate of others. Deliberate hitting and kicking is not acceptable and could result in the loss of a playtime. It is understood that accidents happen in the excitement of the moment and pupils must be taught that there is a difference between such accidents and deliberate actions.
Abusive language and behaviour outside is not acceptable and persistence in these will result in the same sanctions as have already been mentioned.
Dealing With Incidents
In the interest of fairness pupils should expect that all views in a dispute will be listened to. Discussions will centre around how a situation may have been avoided and how pupils when faced with a similar situation would react. This will help to enable pupils to see how their actions have contributed to the situation, to take responsibility for their behaviour and to discuss consequences.
The Headteacher will deal with playground incidents and incidents from within the classroom which teachers deem to merit a full investigation, as these can be time consuming.
Pupils should feel able to raise concerns with any adults in the school or with their pupil council representatives.
Please make the school aware of any circumstances which may be affecting your child’s behaviour. Any matters of concern should be raised with the school.