The school recognises the importance of a consistent and clear approach to managing behaviour. Consequences for inappropriate behaviour are fair and related to the behaviour. They do not work in isolation and must be balanced with positive support. Consequences must be appropriate for the individual and wherever necessary personalised to take account of individual needs. The children involved in incidents of serious misbehaviour are asked to fill in a reflection form (with adult support if necessary) and blue behaviour forms are to be completed by the member of staff who has observed an incident.
They must never be physically or psychologically harmful. Where the behaviour is related to a peer or an adult the children is expected to try to restore good relations as soon as possible. Children are supported in this process should they need to be and the reparation process is modelled by adults.
Each child will make a fresh start each day unless the behaviour/s have been persistent or extreme.
In most instances incidents involving misbehaviour will be investigated and dealt with during the children’s own time (such as playtime and lunchtime) in order to minimise disruption to learning.
Physical aggression and inappropriate language will result in a loss of child’s own time (playtime or lunchtime, the amount of time will be linked specifically to the behaviour/s made).
Extreme behaviours such as verbal abuse, physical violence, bullying, racist comments and/or inappropriate comments to peers or adults may mean that a child moves straight to step 6 for all key stages.
If there is a very serious incident, including any kind of racist or homophobic incident (whether or not the incident was intentionally racist/homophobic) the Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher will be involved immediately.