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St Brigid's RC Primary School

Behaviour

St Brigid’s Behaviour Policy 2018

 

We are committed to equal opportunities and this policy has been written in conjunction with our Equality and Diversity Policy 2018. We are committed to keeping all children safe and this policy is written in conjunction with all relevant Health and Safety Policies, including the school’s Safeguarding and Anti-bullying policies.

 

At St Brigid’s we value each person as a unique individual created by God. It is our aim that everybody reaches their true potential and therefore have very high expectations of behaviour. This policy is written in the light of the gospel and our school mission statement.

 

We believe that people respond and thrive best when they are praised a lot. That is why at St Brigid’s, we have a ‘spot people being good’ policy. This is the most important strategy and should be evident in all that we do as adults. We also believe that adults should model the behaviour they wish their pupils to aspire to. In other words, all adults will lead by example. Behaviour management should also be age appropriate. Everyone needs to be consistent in managing behaviour in accordance with this policy. This also promotes pupil well-being and helps to build self esteem and an ‘I can’ attitude amongst all our children.

 

The four Key Values of the school are:

  • We are all made in God’s image- each unique and talented.
  • To be the best we can be in all things- happy confident and thriving.
  • To care for one another- our planet and our community.
  • Let everything we think, do and say be a shining example of our faith.

 

Our Beliefs:

We believe in one God and one world and humanity made by God.

The two most important commandments are… to love God with all our hearts, our minds, our souls and to love our neighbour as ourselves.

We believe that everyone has both rights and responsibilities as human beings who come together as one community. God has chosen each of us.

 

Rights

Children have the right…

Responsibilities

Children have the responsibility…

To be protected from conflict, cruelty, exploitation and neglect.

To care and respect each other with understanding. Not to bully or harm each other.

To a clean environment, at home, at school or wherever they are.

To do what they can to look after the environment.

To be educated.

To learn as much as they can and help others to learn.

To freedom of thought and religion.

To respect other people’s thoughts and religions.

To be heard.

To listen to people.

To proper medical care.

To take care of themselves.

To be loved and respected.

To show love and respect to others.

To special care for special needs.

To be the best they can be.

To make mistakes.

To learn from their mistakes.

To be adequately fed.

To understand that food and water are to be appreciated in our world and we are fortunate to have enough whilst others do not, therefore we don’t waste it.

To relax, play and join a wide range of activities.

To include everyone in their games.

 

 

We promote 4 rights to support everyone to be the best we can be as we ‘Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it.’:

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe
  • Everyone has the right to respect and dignity
  • Everyone has the right to learn
  • Every adult has the right to do their job.

 

These rights are promoted in every classroom by:

    • Being displayed
    • Being promoted by each class’s ‘Class Charter’ which is written and agreed by the class team

 

The Classroom Charter written by the children with the help of their teacher at the start of the year is based on the following expectations:

  • Wear the uniform with pride
  • Be ready and willing to learn
  • Sit and listen
  • Follow instructions first time
  • Take care of things
  • Be polite and respectful
  • Use kind words
  • Have gentle hands and feet

 

All rights and responsibilities are covered and promoted by their class charter.

It is the children’s decision to respond to their rights and responsibility and to display their responses in their classrooms.

 

Appendix 1: The School Behaviour System

We ensure that it is delivered in an age appropriate way.

 

Positive behaviour has positive consequences which is celebrated in a variety of ways:

  • Green behaviour awards daily, weekly, half-termly and annually
  • Purple behaviour awards
  • Spot children being good praise at every opportunity
  • House points
  • Stickers for exceptional effort, work or homework may also be given
  • Star of the week/term certificates and rewards
  • Parents informed
  • Attendance and punctuality rewards
  • Badges

 

Going for Gold!

A green sticker for every day within a half term = Gold badge, photograph and reward activity

6/6 terms of gold = annual celebration activity

Silver behaviour is also rewarded for nearly always green behaviour

 

Negative behaviour also has negative consequences:

  • See chart below for the range of consequences
  • Lost learning time
  • Meetings with parents
  • Exclusion from lunchtimes
  • Internal exclusion
  • Fixed term exclusion
  • Permanent exclusion

 

We have a fresh start everyday policy- all children back on green unless behaviour warrants longer consequences as outline on the chart below.

When children struggle with their behaviour, we are committed to working with both the child and the parents in a variety of ways and this has been very successful to date. Every child is different and unique and we continue to find new ways to support different children in different situations.

 

Playtimes/Lunchtime Rules:

  • Kind words
  • Gentle hands
  • A friend to play
  • Gentle games

House points may be given at playtime for great behaviour and Matter of Concern forms filled in for undesirable behaviours.

All behaviour information is recorded by the class teacher, and where necessary put on C-Poms by the office and monitored by Senior Leaders.

 

The House System

There are 4 houses: Mother Teresa, John Paul ll, Mary Seacole, and Robert Peel.

The purpose of the houses is to promote setting a good example to others, teamwork and is the portable reward system which is easy for staff to use to reward and encourage positive behaviour. The winning house each term will be rewarded.

Non-Compliance of uniform

  • Hairstyles, colours and beads
  • Nail varnish
  • Jewellery
  • Inappropriate items of clothing

In rare instances, this will become a behavioural issue and therefore will be addressed as a negative behaviour. (Please see Uniform Policy.)

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