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The 3, 6, 9 Behaviour System is for inappropriate behaviour in lesson time and during transitions e.g. moving around the school and at morning break time. The Barrow Hedges Behaviour Management System was designed so that a consistent approach to tackling unacceptable behaviour is used by teachers and teaching assistants. There are two main sheets: the class behaviour sheet and the 3 6 9 sheet. The class behaviour sheet is kept by the teacher responsible for the class and is a portable document kept on a clipboard which is taken wherever the class’ learning is taking place, including assemblies. The 3 6 9 sheet is held centrally.
At the start of every teaching session, the teacher will set expectations for good behaviour,
for example: good sitting, good listening and making it clear as to if and when children should
be working silently.
If a child does not conform to the set expectations for the class, they are given an individual
First Warning: If the child has to be reminded again, their name is put on the class behaviour
sheet, examples of this type of behaviour include: poking others, swinging on chairs, talking
at the wrong time, continually calling out.
Second Warning: If this behaviour persists, the 5 minutes box is ticked, and the child is given
5 minutes reflection time during the next break time. This should take place in classroom,
supervised by a member of the year group team. If the teacher is on duty they may wish to
ask the TA to stay in (and release the TA for 5 mins later) or to defer the 5 mins to lunchtime.
If the misdemeanour occurs in the afternoon lessons then the 5 mins should be taken from
the child’s playtime on the next day. A highlighter should be used to denote that the child
has completed their reflection time.
Third Warning: If the behaviour continues still, the child is given 10 minutes reflection time
Fourth Warning: The child is excluded from the class for 15 minutes and sent to the office.
They do not take work with them for this reflection time. A quick phone call to the office is
made so admin staff know that a child is on their way. Teachers must not leave the classroom
to accompany the child but TAs can take children when available. The child will complete a
reflective activity for 15 minutes at lunchtime with the designated adult.
If a child gets to 15 mins on the class behaviour sheet then a record of this is transferred to the individual 369 sheet in the red behaviour file, which is held centrally.
Examples of behaviour that may result in a child receiving a warning:
• Deliberately disrupting lessons
• Continually calling out
• Absence from a class without permission
• Constant, inappropriate chatting
• Unkind behaviour
There are some more serious types of behaviour that will result in an automatic entry on to the 369 sheet.
Examples of behaviour that will result in an incident being recorded straight onto the 369 sheet:
• Physical assault
• Threatening/aggressive behaviour
• Homophobic or other derogatory language/behaviour
• Wilful damage/destruction of property*
It may arise that a child misbehaves in such a way that a more immediate fixed term/permanent exclusion is deemed necessary. This may be internal or external. In these circumstances, the Headteacher should be consulted. We have a separate policy for the rare instances when staff are required to positively handle children.