Positive Behaviour Policy Click here to view the Policy
We have a positive approach to behaviour in school and reward pupils where they show the expected levels of behaviour. Our Golden rules are simple and clear and they are reinforced throughout the school day whether in the classroom or outside at play.
Our Golden Rules
We are gentle
We don't hurt others
We are kind and helpful
We don't hurt anybody’s feelings
We don't interrupt
We are honest
We don't cover up the truth
We work hard
We don't waste our own or others' time
We look after property
We don't waste or damage things
We keep ourselves and others safe
We don't behave in a unsafe way
- Good behaviour choices are rewarded with Golden Time on a Friday where pupils can choose an activity for a period of time.
- House points are rewarded for a variety of reasons including good conduct, good work and effort and thoughtful deeds.
- Star of the Day happens in every class every day where the teacher will celebrate the good work of two pupils.
- Star of the Week is rewarded in our celebration assembly on Fridays and two pupils from each class receive certificates for their efforts linked to our Values.
- Other rewards are class based and vary from class to class including verbal praise, notes home to parents, visit to a senior leader or the Headteacher.
Sanctions and Recording of Incidents
When the golden rules are broken, pupils are reminded of what is expected. If they continue to break any of the golden rules then minutes of Golden Time are removed. More serious incidents (deliberately hurting someone else or ignoring an adult’s direct instruction) are dealt with by senior leaders in school. We write to parents where children have reached step 4 or 5 of our system. It is crucial that we work together with parents to address any issues of behaviour so that they do not affect learning.
Step 1 – Verbal Reminder is given.
Step 2 – Lose 5 minutes of Golden Time
Step 3 – Lose 10 minutes of Golden Time
Step 4 – Lose 15 minutes of Golden Time, a 20 minute lunchtime behaviour review with a member of the Leadership team and a letter is sent home to parents/carers.
Step 5 - White Card – For deliberately hurting someone or deliberately ignoring an adult’s direct instruction. After discussion with a member of the leadership team, deputy or headteacher, a letter will be sent home and the incident will be recorded. A pupil may also reach Step 5 having worked through the first 4 steps in one day.
Helping Children to Behave Well
We help encourage good behaviour through a wide range of approaches in each year group and may include the following: -
Circle Time and PSHE, teaching about good behaviour
Circle time takes place in every class and helps establish positive relationships within a class group. The children sit in a circle, play collaborative games and discuss important issues. We teach a weekly PSHE (personal, social, health and education) lesson using the SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) materials.
Special responsibilities e.g. tidying the book corner, cleaning the board, helping in assembly, helping in the library - all give children an opportunity to take responsibility for their school and to use their initiative.
Class and School Councils
Each class will hold their own school council and also pupils will select representatives to attend the two school councils that are held. Pupil voice is key and we wish to develop this further in 2012/13.
A House system operates in our school and Year 6 can put themselves forward to be House Captains or Vice Captains. These will be chosen by the children themselves after each candidate has given a short presentation. The children learn about democracy through this process.
Dealing with Bullying
Bullying incidents are rare at Raglan but they do happen. When it does happen we will work closely with you to find a resolve. Bullying is a willful, conscious action with a desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone by making them feel different. The schools engage with Anti-Bullying Week in the Autumn Term.