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It is a primary aim of Black Horse Hill Junior School that every member of the school community feels valued and respected and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school’s behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
The school has a number of rules, but our behaviour policy is not primarily concerned with rule enforcement. It is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn. This policy supports the school community in aiming to allow everyone to work together in an effective and considerate way.
The school expects every member of the school community to behave in a considerate and respectful way towards others. We treat all children and staff fairly and apply this behaviour policy in a consistent way.
This policy aims to help children grow in a safe and secure environment, encouraging them to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school community.
The school recognises and promotes good behaviour, as it believes that this will develop an ethos of kindness and cooperation. This policy is designed to encourage good behaviour, rather than merely deter anti-social behaviour.
Behaviour Management is the responsibility of all staff at Black Horse Hill Junior School
The Green rules – our School Code of Conduct – applies to all aspects of the school day.
The Black Horse Hill Junior School Code of Conduct
1. Concentrate and look at the teacher in all lessons.
2. Listen to the teacher when they are talking.
3. Follow instructions and don’t argue or answer back.
4. Put your hand up when you want to talk.
5. Always be kind and respectful, showing good manners in the classroom.
6. Be a good citizen, showing friendship to all others.
7. Always walk sensibly around the classroom and around the school.
8. Respect all property of the school and of other children.
9. Do not hurt others through your actions or words.
10. Always try your hardest and do the best that you can in your lessons.
Pupil of the week
This weekly award, given out in Friday morning assemblies is for a piece of work or behaviour that has stood out for the pupil concerned for that week. They can be nominated by any member of staff, in discussion with the class teacher.
No pupil who has been on the Red Level of behaviour in the week can win the pupil of the week.
A pupil who has been on the Amber level once for that week can win the pupil of the week, only at the discretion of the class teacher.
Teachers should endeavor to award the pupil of the week award to every member of their class, at least once throughout the school year. All teachers should keep a record of who has won the award throughout the year.
Maths Magicians / Reading Champions / Wonderful Writers
For pupils who demonstrate excellence and enthusiasm in the core subjects of reading, writing and mathematics there will be an award every term for excellent writers, readers and mathematicians. There will be one award of each category in each year group. These will be recommended by teachers in that year group. Winners will have their work and photo displayed on boards in the school hall.
Children can wear a special T-shirt in school, instead of school jumper for the duration of their award. A letter home to the parents will accompany the award.
Expectations for playground behaviour are very clear to all staff and children, and children are regularly reminded about how to use the playground area and the equipment.
As in classroom situations, adults warn children verbally if their behaviour is inappropriate after which, the traffic light system will be enforced.
Watched by a teacher, children will move their name up and down the traffic light system on return to the classroom. This will be recorded in the behaviour log / behaviour passport.
Any more serious incidents such as aggressive behaviour – either physical or verbal – are dealt with by the Headteacher or the Assistant Headteacher.
The following systems are in place to monitor behaviour:
Class teachers will record Amber and Red incidents in a Class Behaviour Log / Behaviour passport chart.
Class teachers will have copies of letters that they can send home to parents/carers if they want to discuss a child’s behaviour. If a letter is sent home, this needs to be recorded in the log and the letter sent to the office for posting. The headteacher must be informed if a letter is sent home.
Any phone calls must also be logged.
If a teacher sends a letter home and receives no response from the parent/carer within two school days, the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher should be informed. A second letter will then be sent to the parent/carer from the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher or a phone call will be made.
Serious incidents are recorded in an incident log in the Headteacher’s office.
If a child refuses to go to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher, the class teacher will send the SOS card to the office. In the playground a Midday Meal supervisor will send another child to inform the Deputy Headteacher or the Headteacher of the situation
The Governing Body reviews this policy every two years. The Governors may however, review the policy earlier than this if the Government introduces new regulations, or if the Governing Body receives recommendations on how the policy might be improved.