Behaviour and RewardsIn this section...
Mrs Kate Duncan is the Behaviour Leader
Each week, we hold a Celebration Assembly. This is when a child from each class (Years 1-6) are chosen for demonstrating good behaviours for learning (in particular resilience, collaboration, resourcefulness and reflectiveness).
We also have a song as part of the Celebration Assembly (this has been composed by Mr Brooker and a number of our pupils). Below is just one verse and the chorus:
I’m Barney the Owl,
Yes, I am Barney the Owl,
And I’ve been swooping round to see just what you do.
My name is Barney the Owl,
And I’ve been out on the prowl,
To see if I can send awards straight down to you!
Code of Behaviour
Each class makes up class rules at the beginning of the year which everyone agrees will assist learning and facilitate a happy classroom environment. In addition, there are school rules and values which are contained in the school Behaviour Policy.
There is an expectation of high standards of personal behaviour and respect for others which we hope parents/carers will encourage and support. In addition, we teach children about how to behave online and have Digital Leaders to support this.
In order to support children to build positive relationships with peers and adults in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we have five key rules that are followed. These rules reflect and support the whole school approach, including the Core Values of Care, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
The five key rules in EYFS are:
- Walk carefully
- Look after our toys
- Listen to others
- Be kind to everyone
- Take turns and share
Other strategies used in this Phase:
- We encourage positive behaviour and positive interactions by rewarding children using stickers and constant praise.
- In Nursery, children may be given time out to think about of their actions – they are provided with support to help solve any difficulties.
- In Reception, we have a behaviour display of a rainbow, sun, thinking cloud and stormy cloud. This is used to reward children for their positive behaviour and help them to consider their inappropriate actions.
- We encourage parents/carers to talk about these rules with their children.
In addition, we encourage children to build their learning power and have four BLP characters (click on the hyperlink to read more) and a House system in Key Stage 2. Please click on link to find out about the House System.
The Barrow Hedges' "369 Behaviour System" for Inappropriate Behaviour
The Barrow Hedges Behaviour Management System was designed so that a consistent approach to tackling unacceptable behaviour is used by all staff. There are two main sheets: Class Behaviour Sheet and the 369 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’s learning is taking place, including assemblies. The 369 sheet is held centrally.
Please see the Behaviour Policy for “How the Class Behaviour Sheet is used”.
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 types of behaviour that will be recorded directly onto the 369 Sheet. Examples of behaviour that may result in an incident being recorded straight onto the 369 Sheet:
- Physical assault
- Threatening/aggressive behaviour
- Willful damage/destruction of property *
Parents are contacted by the Class Teacher every time a child is placed on the 369 sheet with the aim of working together to improve the child’s behaviour. However, teachers may contact parents at other times if they consider this necessary.
If a child has three entries on their 369 Sheet, parents are invited to attend a meeting with the Class Teacher and Phase Leader to discuss how we can work together to improve the child’s behaviour.
At Stage 6, parents are invited to attend a meeting with the Class Teacher and the Deputy Head. At Stage 9 parents are invited to attend a meeting with the Class Teacher and the Headteacher.
Finally, if a child reaches stage 12, the Headteacher will decide whether it is appropriate for the pupil to be excluded from school for a fixed term.
Members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) will regularly monitor class sheets and review accordingly.
We say No to Bullying, whether verbal or physical; it has no place in our school. We ask for all parents and pupils to help us by reporting immediately any incidents so that we can deal firmly and fairly with any bullies, involving parents if appropriate.
The NSPCC website contains good quality information and advice for parents/carers about dealing with bullying.