Promoting Positive Behaviour
In Moorpark Primary we use a variety of rewards and sanctions to ensure that all of our children are happy and safe and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a calm and ordered atmosphere. In order to meet the needs of all pupils individual and community strategies, such as Restorative Approaches, are used by all staff to promote positive behaviour.
Each class teacher should use their own group, team or individual points system to reward children in their class. Each week a ‘star’ will be identified from each class and they will receive a certificate – this can be for any form of achievement. All children will receive at least one star certificate in a session. Medals are also given to all children who follow basic rules on behavior, school uniform and gym kit.
Each class should have a ‘Class Charter’ drawn up in collaboration with their teacher. This should be displayed prominently in the classroom and regularly amended and referred to. The Class Charter should, where possible, use the language of the UNCRC. If a child fails to adhere to the Class Charter, the class teacher should implement the ‘traffic light’ system so that the child can clearly see where they stand. When a child reaches RED they will receive a red incident sheet. They are now in the position where they have to earn back, through good behaviour, their Friday Fun. The duration of the red incident sheet should be jointly negotiated with the pupil and the teacher.
Teachers should then award ‘1’ for acceptable behaviour and ‘2’ for unacceptable behaviour for each block during the day. If a child receives a ‘2’, an extra block will be added to the sheet. Incident sheets should be brought, by the child, to a member of the SMT at the end of each day so that behaviour can be closely monitored.