Relationships Policy 22/23
Expectations of Pupils:
- be on time to class
- bring appropriate equipment for learning
- wear uniform
- complete homework on time and with maximum effort
- follow instructions
- get actively involved in the lesson
- move round the school in a safe manner, no pushing or shoving
- ensure bags and other items are kept with you, or in a safe place
Expectations of Staff:
- meet and greet
- have a calm and consistent approach
- employ the ‘clean slate’ strategy
- use the intervention stages consistently, ensuring pupils are aware of the stage they are on
- refer to our key Rules when discussing pupil behaviour; ready, respectful and safe
- recognise good behaviour first, especially those pupils who quietly and consistently follow the rules
- Adopt a 30 second intervention model when dealing with negative behaviour; state the behaviour and which rule it contradicts, explain the consequence, refer to previous good behaviour to model desired behaviour, walk away giving the learner time to reflect
- never ignore or walk past negative behaviour
- celebrate positive behaviour by; sending postcards, phoning home, emailing PT PS or FCLs.
Stage 1- verbal warning
Stage 2- demerit- this must be recorded on seemis and pupils must be aware.
Stage 3- (removed from class with work) send referral to the curricular PT.
NB– stage 3 is when a pupil is removed due to a behaviour issue. It is not when a child has been removed for a discussion about their behaviour and brought back in. Neither is it when they are moved to another class to catch up on work.
- In the cases of more extreme behaviour, or persistent lack of adhering to the ‘pupil expectations’, pupils should be placed on a Planned Removal.
- At this stage a referral should be sent to your curricular PT.
- The curricular PT will organise the planned removal; speak to the pupil, contact home via the ‘planned removal’ letter and forward the referral to the DHT responsible for the house the pupil is in.
- DHT will then meet with the pupil before they re-enter the class to discuss the discipline issue.
- DHT should also forward the referral onto the appropriate pastoral link.
- Monday Merit Check– FCLs should check who hasn’t received a demerit the previous week and award them a weekly co-op. (This was a suggestion from a pupil focus group.)
- Other Merits– classroom teachers should continue to give excellence, citizenship etc whenever possible. A ‘good work’ merit has also been added.
- Referrals are solely for recording and reporting behaviour issues, they are not for logging pastoral concerns. Pastoral notes should be used for this.
- In the event that you have to deal with prejudice-based bullying, please refer to Preventing-and-Challenging-Bullying-Behaviours-2019-2020 (5).docx