St Bernadette's

Behaviour

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE:

We promote positive behaviour within our school and we have a wide variety of certificates and awards to recognize effort in terms of school work, excellent manners, positive attitude towards others – and many more! We follow the Go for Green behaviour programme and children can be nominated for an “H” Factor award if they remain on green.

Children can be nominated for awards by all of our staff and by their peers. Success and achievement is recognised publically during school assemblies. Children’s achievements and awards for activities outwith school are also celebrated and recognised at assemblies.

Other major awards include: John Muir Award Certificates, Athletics Certificates and Graduation Certificates. These are awarded at special assemblies to which parents and families have been invited.

Through our work in class, our R.E. programme, Health and Well-being programme and Citizenship we constantly seek to encourage positive behaviour throughout the school.

We also have a Pupils’ Council who listen to pupils’ queries and concerns in the school and represent their views at regular meetings.

The relationship between teacher and child is similar to that of the parent and child, requiring mutual consideration on both sides and an acceptable code of behaviour.

We operate Golden Time as a reward for all classes. Pupils can lose Golden Time as a result of inappropriate behaviour.

In addition a red consequence card may be issued which will result in an additional homework activity to allow the child to reflect on their inappropriate behaviour in discussion with parents.

Our school uses Restorative Practices to help to resolve any conflict among pupils. Children are encouraged to discuss an issue in order to seek a solution themselves.

On occasions parents will be invited into school to discuss specific issues with staff and with the child. We make every effort to work closely with parents to ensure children’s behaviour is always at an acceptable level.

Our policy aims to encourage every child to take responsibility for his/her behaviour.

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