In Glengowan Primary School we realise the importance of praise in developing self esteem and have developed a whole school approach to the promotion of a positive school ethos. The school’s Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy is actively promoted by all members of staff and details positive measures to help reduce indiscipline together with rewarding appropriate behaviour. A key feature of this policy is parental involvement and support. A broad outline of the school’s procedures is given below:
- Pupils, in collaboration with their teacher, construct a classroom behaviour plan which includes mutually agreed rules, rewards and sanctions.
- Parents are issued with a copy of the behaviour plans and are encouraged to work in partnership with the school.
- Teachers track pupil behaviour on the behaviour tracking sheet, with
every new day being a new start.
- Circle time/PAThS is used at all stages as an outlet
for discussing feelings, emotions and relationships.
- Certificates are issued to pupils who have
consistently followed the class rules for a whole
- Parents of pupils whose behaviour is a cause for
concern are contacted by the head teacher to work in partnership with the school.
Additional Support Needs
It is recognised that a child’s behaviour can, in certain circumstances, cause a barrier to learning. In Glengowan Primary we are pro-active in identifying that a child may require a more structured, visual system of promoting positive behaviour. We provide this support through the ‘Traffic Light System’.
Incidences of unacceptable behaviour will result in agreed consequences, which are detailed on the classroom behaviour plan. These may include verbal reprimands, withdrawal of privileges or detention at intervals or lunchtimes. In cases of a more serious nature, parents will be contacted and their co-operation will be sought to ensure an improvement in their child’s behaviour.
Serious acts of indiscipline or repeated failure to comply with the school’s policy and procedures may result in a child being excluded from the school. In these cases, the authority’s procedures on exclusion from school will be implemented.
The following procedures are good practice and are implemented for the health and safety of all children.
- All children must behave in a manner which shows consideration to all members of the school community.
- Children must not leave the school premises during the school day, without permission.
- Parents must contact the school to make arrangements and gain permission for a child to leave school during the day.
- All children must respect property and belongings at all times including their own, others’ and the schools. Any school resources lost or damaged must be paid for by parents.
- Children should line up quickly when the bell
- Verbal/physical abuse or inappropriate
language will not be tolerated. Children must not retaliate to such behaviour.
- Children must be responsible for their own money.