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Behaviour

Intent

 

To nurture, encourage and develop all of our children and promote behaviours to build resilience and skills needed to become lifelong learners. 

Aims for all children 

- To teach children how to understand their emotions

- To communicate with one other in a positive and respectful manner

- To build strategies to manage their emotions in a safe and appropriate way

- To feel comfortable to speak to someone about how they're feeling and ways to resolve difficulties 

 

Aims of our behaviour policy

 

- To provide a consistent approach to behaviour management

- To outline how pupils are expected to behave using a zone board system

- To outline our system of rewards and sanctions

- To define what we consider to be unacceptable behaviour, including bullying

 

 

 

Implementation 

 

At Broomwood Primary we aim to promote the behaviours that will enable children to achieve high standards and be successful and happy in different aspects of their lives. We do this by modelling good learning behaviour ourselves and also by direct teaching.

The Zone Board

 

The zone board is used to monitor behaviours and promote consistency across the school from Nursery to Year 6. 

In every class, a zone board is displayed.

The behavioural zones are:

Purple- Exceptional

Blue- Very Good

Green- Expected

Yellow- Needs to Improve

Orange- Inappropriate

Red- Unacceptable

 

The children enter each session (morning/afternoon) on the green zone. This means that the children's behaviour is expected. Expectations are discussed with children, who are partners in agreeing rules and consequences.

Our expected standard:

- Politeness

- Co - operation with others

- Supporting others

- Kindness

- Perseverance

 

If a child displays behaviour that is above the expected standard, they can move up to the blue and purple zones.

At the end of a session, if the majority of children have moved up to blue and purple, the class teacher will has an opportunity to reward the class with one or two marbles, depending on the level of exceptional behaviour.

Once the class has achieved 30 marbles, the class will be rewarded with a “Marble Treat” during an afternoon session. 

A teacher also gives stickers to children who are on purple, to put on their sticker chart.  All children have their own personal sticker chart. On completing the chart with 20 stickers, they get to visit the headteacher and select a prize.

 

Star of the week

Every week a child is selected from each class to be their ‘star of the week’. Parents are informed in advance so that they can attend a celebratory assembly on a Friday.

Secret Star

We recognise that some children always demonstrate exceptional behaviour and therefore they are chosen by the teacher and other children in their class to be a ‘secret star’. The children get the opportunity to take part in a fun activity such as cooking. 

 

There will be times when despite all our efforts children can make inappropriate choices about their behaviour. Refusing to work, to co-operate with other children, particular individuals or teachers, to complete work is all viewed as poor behaviour. We are also striving to illuminate low level behaviour disruption and we take this very seriously.  Initially we would aim to deal with these through a range of low-level corrective or re-directive behaviours, for example:

 

  • Non-verbal signals
  • Reminder of the choice you would like the child to make
  • Reaffirmation of the rule which is being broken
  • Visual warning of being moved down to the lower section of the green zone.

 

However, if a child’s behaviour is negatively affecting their own and others learning, they will move down the zone board into the yellow, orange and red zones and formal consequences will follow.

 

  • Yellow Zone-  A child may be moved or have time out within the classroom.

 

  • Orange Zone- A child is sent to another class for a time out session. They take their class time out book containing restorative questions and are asked to complete them. The child discusses their behaviours with the “time out” teacher" which are signed. The child is returned to their own class teacher. Time out in other classes is no longer than 15 minutes. Children may miss play or lunch times. 

 

  • Red Zone- Child is sent to the Headteacher with an ABC sheet that is completed by the class teacher.

ABC sheet

This outlines:

A) Antecedent - what led up to the incident

B) Behaviour - what the incident involved

C) Consequences.  The Headteacher will record any consequence or further action on the ABC, and this is given to the class teacher upon the return of the child to the classroom. ABC records are kept by the school and may form the basis of discussions with parents or carers.

 

  • Straight to Red Zone- There may be times when a child’s behaviour is too severe to follow the zone board process. A child would move straight to red if there are elements of bullying, racism aggression, inappropriate language, vandalism or theft to their behaviour. If this is the case, a child will skip the yellow and orange zone and go straight to red.

Bullying leaflet for parents

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