In the school we encourage and reinforce positive behaviour at all times. Furthermore, it is acknowledged that society expects good behaviour as an important outcome of the educational process.
- To create an environment which encourages and reinforces good behaviour
- To define acceptable standards of behaviour
- To encourage consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour
- To promote self-esteem, self-discipline and positive relationships
- To ensure that the school's expectations and strategies are widely known and understood
- To promote positive ‘learning behaviours’ in all children
- To encourage the involvement of both home and school in the implementation of this policy
- To outline rewards and sanctions that are used in school
We believe that in order to enable effective learning to take place, good behaviours in all aspects of school life are necessary. We therefore set about to create a productive learning environment in the school by;
- Promoting good behaviours and discipline, both within school and beyond the school gates.
- Promoting self –esteem, self-discipline and the proper regard for authority based on mutual respect
- Ensuring fair treatment for all
- Providing a safe environment free from disruption, violence and any form of harassment
- Ensuring that there is consistency in response from all staff to both positive and negative behaviours demonstrated by the children in school
- Developing a positive relationship with parents/ guardians / carers to develop a shared approach to involve them in the implementation of the school’s policy and associated procedures
- Having due regard to the school’s legal duties under the Equalities Act 2010 in respect of students with special educational needs
The approach applies equally to all members of the school community, children, staff, governors, parents and other visitors. Adults in school will be expected to take a lead in setting examples of appropriate behaviour.
Standards of Behaviour
In seeking to define acceptable standards of behaviour, it is acknowledged that these are goals to be worked towards rather than expectations which are either fulfilled or not. Thus the school has a central role in the children's social and moral development, just as it does in their academic development. Just as we measure academic achievement in terms of progress and development over time towards academic goals, so we measure standards of behaviour in terms of the children's developing ability to conform to our behavioural goals.
The children bring to school a wide variety of behaviour patterns based on differences in home values, attitudes and parenting skills. At Hatch Warren Junior School we must work towards standards of behaviour based on the basic principles of honesty, respect, consideration, responsibility and learning. It follows that acceptable standards of behaviour are those which reflect these principles.
Hatch Warren School Ethos
The adults encountered by the children at school have an important responsibility to model high standards of behaviour, both in their dealings with the children and with each other, as their example has an important influence on the children.
As adults we will:
- create a positive climate with realistic expectations
- emphasise the importance of being valued as an individual within the group
- promote, through example, honesty and courtesy
- provide a caring and effective learning environment
- encourage relationships based on kindness, respect and understanding of the needs of others
- ensure fair treatment for all regardless of age, gender, race, ability and disability
- show appreciation of the efforts and contribution of all
- celebrate positive learning behaviours in the children
Further details of the school's approach to behaviour management are included in the Behaviour Policy found on our policies page