BEHAVIOUR - Everyone Matters
Behaviour - Everyone really does matter here!
It is a basic requirement for learning that our children are well behaved. We have high expectations of our pupils’ behaviour. Children must treat each other and their teachers with respect and behave appropriately in our learning environments. We maintain high standards of behaviour with teachers being consistent regarding routines and following our behaviour policy. Pupils’ behaviour at St John’s is positive. This has been validated by Ofsted during our 2022 Inspection,
‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour. This is demonstrated in the kindness and respect that is deep-rooted in the interactions between pupils, staff and visitors.’
OFSTED Sept 2022
This reflects our Church of England ethos and our clarity of purpose. Positive behaviour depends on trust and positive relationships between pupils, staff and parents. St John’s CE Primary acknowledges its legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 in respect of safeguarding and in respect of pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
The overall aim of our Positive Behaviour Policy is to recognise, manage and develop the quality of our children’s learning environment, for themselves and for those around them, ensuring school is a safe place within which to develop the skills required of lifelong learners.
It is important that every member of our school community feels included and supported, and that each person is valued, respected and treated well. We are a caring community whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. There exists a strong school ethos where 'Everyone Matters', where school strives to provide the opportunity to respect and value the rich cultural heritage it offers alongside opportunities to explore the fullness of individual gifts and talents, safely, as a school family, within the school environment.
General School Rules
These SHARE expectations are for everyone, and apply both in school and on school trips:
• S - Safe and sensible movement around the school
• H - Help, don’t hurt, with your words and actions
• A - Adults are there to help, please listen
• R - Respect other people and their property
• E – Everyone is treated individually
Supporting positive behaviour at school
We aim to know our children well, by achieving this we can.
- Notice our children doing the right thing and acknowledge it publicly and privately
- Build positive working environments in our classrooms and in our playground(s)
- Provide opportunities and success in all areas of the curriculum
- Give regular encouragement and descriptive feedback through our reward systems
- Make our children feel special by holding special events and activities
- Build positive relationships with parents/carers and children and our whole school community
- Promote self-awareness; supporting children to understand and regulate their emotions, have respect for themselves and others, and take responsibility for their own actions.
- Create and maintain a safe school climate where learning can take place and all pupils can grow socially, emotionally and academically.
These aims are achieved by:
- Setting clear expectations for behaviour
- Maintaining a consistent and caring school atmosphere
- Employing the PACE principles (see full policy)
- Working in partnership with all stakeholders
- Providing children with positive role models
- Understanding that all behaviour choices (actions) have consequences
- Putting relationships and connection at the heart of our school
- Modelling and praising the value of forgiveness
Rewards and Reflections (and Consequences)
At St John’s we are helping children to learn that all actions have a reaction and a consequence. Where the action is negative, this usually involves making up for a wrong doing, and repairing relationships with those upset. If children are not able to follow the St John’s SHARE rules, as detailed, then staff will use a calm and consistent manner.
We aim to help the child to understand why they might have behaved in his way, and to help them to address the difficulties they have had which have led to the problem occurring. We may use a reflection time to support with this.
We encourage positive behaviour in a positive and constructive way. We feel that by highlighting and rewarding such behaviour, the children will be encouraged to adopt it.
Working together, with parents and carers, we expect our children to follow our positive behaviour codes.