Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
My settings policies and procedures that relate to positive behaviour are:
Good behaviour policy – We believe in discipline and a need for a child to be responsible for their own behaviour. All children need to develop a caring attitude towards each other. All staff and pupils should have a good relationship that promotes good behaviour and mutual respect. We promote the values of honesty, politeness, respect, care for others, self-discipline, tolerance and responsibility. We reject and encourage avoidance of bullying, cheating, irresponsible behaviour and dishonesty. We provide a safe and caring environment for all children, parents, teachers and support staff. We try our best in everything we do and follow the schools code of conduct. Our policy plans out methods to award good behaviour: certificates of merit are given out in award assemblies; trophies are given for cleanest classroom and stickers of achievement are given out in recognition. Our policy also lines out sanctions for unacceptable behaviour: the child or children are removed from the classroom; parents are contacted if the behaviour is more severe and privileges such as break and lunch times may be restricted.
Attendance policy – All children need to have a high level of attendance and a high punctuality rate. Lateness and absence will cause the pupil to fall behind after missing lessons. This can affect their learning and affect the learning of others as the teachers may have to repeat anything the child has missed. The policy draws out the expectation of the child and what consequences may occur for repeated lateness or absence.
Anti-bullying policy – This policy explains what bullying is, in its many forms: Physical, Verbal, Emotional, Racist, Sexist, Sexual, Disability, Cyber-bullying, Homophobic and Religious. We have a zero tolerance for bullying and our policy covers how to identify the signs of bullying for both the perpetrator and the victim. We enforce this policy on anti-bullying within everything that takes place within the school and the wider community. We display posters around the school showing what bullying is, what to do if you are victim to bullying and what to do if you witness someone else being the victim. We enforce with the pupils within our school the STOP procedure – Start Telling Other People.
Intimate care policy – Outlines the child focused principles of intimate care. These are that every child has the right to be safe, to personal privacy, to be valued as an individual, to be treated with dignity and respect, to be involved and consulted in their own intimate care, to express their views on their own intimate care and to have such views taken into account and to have levels of intimate care that are as consistent as possible. This policy also draws out a guide for when intimate care is going to be administered, the routines all member of staff should follow, such as making sure you are not alone when you administer intimate care with a child, to safeguard the child and yourself.
Equality and diversity – This policy covers all characteristics that fall under the Equality and Diversity heading, these are age, disability, race, gender, gender reassignment, maternity and pregnancy, religion and belief, sexual identity and marriage/civil partnership. This policy show that we treat all children and adults the same yet as the same time we will celebrate each child as the valued and unique individual that he or she is and educate them within a caring, safe and inspiring environment.
Our policies and procedures for our setting, support children and young people by outlining and enforcing a good and consistent code of practise. These policies and procedures support young people to:
Feel safe – Our school ensures that every child feels safe and secure at all times. Our policies and procedure follow a strict guideline on how this is accomplished. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure a safe environment for our pupils to receive the best education and prepare them for the future. All staff members within our school are pre-checked through the DBS system, to ensure they are safe to be working with children. We have done risk assessments on all areas inside and outside of the school to prevent any risk of injury. All electrical equipment has been checked to ensure it is safe to be used. We follow a good behaviour policy to ensure all pupils feel safe from each other as well. These policies are in place to make sure that all pupils within our school have a safe and nurturing environment, where they can get the best educatio0n available for them.
Make positive contributions – We encourage all our pupils to make positive contributions to our school. We ensure that the views of the pupils are reflected in the curriculum planning and teaching. Children are commended on their contribution to the school by receiving achievement certificates. Children are also awarded with stickers in class if they have worked well, by doing this, it gives the children a sense of achievement and makes them feel like they are contributing to the school.
Develop social and emotional skills – Our policies and procedures that are in place, promote the development of social and emotional skills by encouraging all pupils to play a part. When students work effectively with others, their engagement is consequently amplified, mostly due to experiencing a sense of connection to others during the activities.
Understand expectations and limits – Our policies and procedures set out a detailed expectations guideline. This can be for achievements in class with completing work to a specific level or standard. These goals are within a reasonable expectation of the pupil’s abilities. These expectations could also include behaviour expected of each and every child within the school. All pupils within the school setting should understand and know the expectations and limits of their school. To achieve this, children must follow the guidelines that are set by the school in the schools Code of Conduct, children understand that within the school they must develop a sense of responsibility.
When all teachers, support staff, volunteers and helpers follow the same guidelines when it comes to managing behaviour, the pupils within the school will respond in a positive manner. The children will be aware of the rewards and punishments surrounding certain behaviour. When all staff follow the same rules guided by the school’s policies and procedures, the children know what to expect, irrelevant of which staff member they are around. This will also show a fairness within the school and prevent different reactions to the same behaviour for multiple pupils.
When all members of staff actively promote positive behaviour, it shows all pupils within the school that making the right choice and behaving in the correct manner has good rewards. This is especially important with children who and more often getting in to trouble through un-desirable behaviour. This also shows, all the pupils, that every member of staff is sticking to a consistent set of expectations.
Most behaviour issues can be dealt with in the classroom, by the class teacher or support staff. However, there are some behaviours that need to be referred to other members of the school or wider community. These sorts of behaviour are: