Behaviour Policy

PERRY COURT E-ACT ACADEMY - Behaviour Policy

 


Department Owner

Operations (National)

Section Owner

Education (National Behaviour Lead)

Approver

Education & Personnel

Date Approved

July 2016

Review Date

July 2018

Status

This is a template policy and will require significant amendment and input for each individual E-ACT academy. The Headteacher is responsible for ensuring that the academy’s behaviour policy includes all the relevant sub-sections set out within this policy, and all associated specific academy information.

 

 


1                 Circulation

1.1             This policy is addressed to all staff, all pupils and parents.  It also applies to the wider Academy community.  A copy of this policy can be found in Staff Handbook, home school agreement, website, information for prospective pupils and staff and parents will be reminded of this on an annual basis.  This policy will be reviewed every year.

This policy can be made available in large print or other accessible format if required. 

1.     Ethos and policy statement

1.1  As an Academy we believe that all members of the Academy should be able to learn in a calm, safe and purposeful environment. The behaviour policy is the foundation for a clear, shared understanding between pupils, teaching staff, support staff, parents/carers and governors. It is essential that pupils understand that unacceptable behaviour results in sanctions being imposed, that high expectation are clear and explicit, and that good behaviour will be rewarded.

1.2  Corporal punishment will never be used in this Academy

1.3  This policy takes account of the Academy's public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

2.     Application

2.1  The Governance and the Headteacher intend that the Academy rules and the sanctions provided in this policy shall also, in appropriate circumstances, be capable of regulating the conduct of pupils when they are away from Academy premises and outside of the jurisdiction of the Academy, for example during half term and the holidays.  This will normally be where the conduct in question could have repercussions for the orderly running of the Academy, affects the welfare of a member or members of the Academy community or a member of the public, or which brings the Academy into disrepute.

3.     Academy rules

3.1  The Academy expects

Values are principles which guide your life. We have a set of school values which help us to behave in a certain way in the academy.  These values can be followed at home:

ü  compassion
- care and show kindness

ü  responsibility
- to be trusted and to carry out duties

ü  respect
- to use good manners and be honest

ü  community
- everyone working together

ü  success
- to do and achieve your best

ü  enjoyment
- have fun in learning and in play

The academy behaviour expectations can be found in blue files in every class, are shared with parents and prospective parents routinely.

4.     Conduct

4.1  The Academy expects that:

 

 

4.2  The Academy will not accept the following behaviour:

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

a. Not tidying up

after yourself.

b. Talking in the

line.

c. Sulking.

d. Fidgeting and

rummaging.

e. Lolling over

desks.

f. Chewing gum,

eating sweets or

crisps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Version 1

a. Repeatedly not sitting

on chairs properly.

b. Repeatedly not reading

at home.

c. Swearing in general

conversation.

d. Talking in assembly.

e. Lateness into class

during the day.

f. Talking while the

teacher is talking/talking

over each other.

g. Wasting resources.

h. Dropping litter.

i. Name calling.

j. Forgetting things from

home.

k. Wandering around the

classroom.

l. Irritating noise.

m. Calling out or shouting.

n. Doing no work.

o. Poking or prodding.

 

a. Refusing to work to in a specific  group or with

another child.

b. Making fun of another person.

c. Abrupt one word answer or shrugging to adult enquiries.

d. Unhelpful, uncooperative behaviour.

e. Anti-social, crude behaviour.

f. Refusing to work.

g. Persistent chatting during lessons.

h. Ignoring simple instructions.

i. Spitting (not at another person.)

j. Making fun of another person.

k. Unsafe and Unsociable behaviour at break and lunchtimes.

l. Unsafe behave in the corridors and around the

school.

m. Misuse of class equipment.

n. Rough play.

o. Play fighting.

p. Interfering with another person’s property.

q. Telling lies.

r. Intentional door slamming.

S. Leaving the classroom without permission.

a. Pushing someone.

b. Throwing or flicking

small objects

(including food).

c. Lying about something

that’s happened.

d. Lying to get someone

else in trouble.

e. Swearing intentionally

to cause offence to

anyone.

f. Climbing on furniture

dangerously.

h. Hiding deliberately to

escape adults.

a. Hitting someone.

b. Biting someone.

c. Pinching someone.

d. Spitting at someone.

e. Throwing large and/or

dangerous objects.

f. Age inappropriate

sexual behaviour.

g. Vandalism.

h. Writing graffiti or

defacing books, walls

or work.

i. Cyber bullying

j. Bullying.

k. Slapping someone

l. Stealing/theft.

m. Leaving the site

without permission

n. Making a racist or

homophobic comments

o. Answering back and

arguing with an adult.

p. Threatening or

Intimidating behaviour.

 

                               PCEA

 

 

The above behaviour will be deemed to be a breach of academy discipline.

5.     Rewarding good behaviour

5.1  The Academy understands that rewards can be more effective than punishment in motivating pupils.  The Academy is committed to promoting and rewarding good behaviour and may do so in some of the following ways:

ü  Treats (termly)

ü  stickers

ü  Activities(Golden Time)

ü  extra play

ü  Gold Awards

ü  certificates

ü  Recognition

ü  Team points

We also use a behaviour chart in the classroom, which rewards children who do a good job.  By the end of each school day children can achieve an award up to gold, and they will come out of school with a certificate or sticker so you know straight away how well they did.

6.     Poor behaviour: use of disciplinary sanctions

6.1  The Academy understands that the use of sanctions must be reasonable and proportionate to the circumstances of the case and that account must be taken of a range of individual pupil needs in determining the appropriate use of such sanctions, including the pupil's age, any special educational needs or disability and any religious requirements affecting the pupil.

BEHAVIOUR

FIRST RESPONSE AND SANCTION

SECOND RESPONSE AND SANCTION

THIRD RESPONSE AND SANCTION

FINAL

LEVEL 1

 

WARNING

 

MOVE DOWN CHART

WARNING/MOVE DOWN CHART

TIME-OUT IN OWN CLASS

WARNING/MOVE DOWN CHART

TIME OUT IN PARTNER CLASS

RECORDED/MOVE DOWN CHART

INTERVIEW WITH PHASE LEADER AT CHOOSING TIME AND LETTER HOME

LEVEL 2

 

 

 

WARNING/MOVE DOWN CHART

TIME OUT IN OWN CLASS

 

WARNING/MOVE DOWN CHART

TIME OUT IN PARTNER CLASS

 

WARNING/MOVE DOWN CHART

 

INTERVIEW WITH PHASE LEADER AT CHOOSING TIME

RECORDED/MOVE DOWN CHART

INTERVIEW WITH PHASE LEADER

LUNCHTIME DETENTION

LETTER HOME

LEVEL 3

 

RECORD ON INCIDENT FORM

LETTER TO PARENTS

SLT INTERVIEW & PUNISHMENT TO FIT BEHAVIOUR

 

PHONE CALL TO PARENTS

 

Break/Lunch Red Room

 

 

PHONE CALL TO PARENTS

AM/PM INTERNAL EXCLUSION

LETTER HOME

 

SLT PHONE CALL TO PARENTS

ALTERNATIVE HOURS 3-5pm

LETTER HOME

Pupil on behaviour log.

LEVEL 4

 

RECORD ON INCIDENT FORM

SLT RING PARENTS & LETTER HOME

INTERNAL EXCLUSION (1 DAY

BORING ACTIVITY)

SLT RING PARENTS

1 DAY EXTERNAL EXCLUSION

 (use discretion)

 

 

LEVEL 5

 

RECORD ON INCIDENT FORM

SLT RING PARENTS

 

EXTERNAL EXCLUSION – LENGTH DEPENDENT ON BEHAVIOUR

 

 

 

 

6.2  In all cases of misconduct, including those outside of the Academy, the Headteacher will consider whether the police or the local authority's anti-social behaviour co-ordinator should be notified of the disciplinary action taken.  The police will always be informed where the pupil's behaviour is criminal or poses a serious threat to a member of the public.

6.3  Where behavioural issues give cause to suggest that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, the Academy's child protection procedures will be followed.

7.     Exclusions

7.1  The Academy will follow government guidance on exclusions, unless there is a good reason to depart from it.  The Academy aims to operate within the principles of fairness and natural justice. 

7.2  Exclusions can take the form of:

·                  Fixed term exclusions;

·                  Permanent exclusions;

·                  Internal exclusions.

7.3  The Academy's policy on exclusions applies to serious breaches of Academy discipline occurring on Academy premises and also outside of the Academy.  Please see the Academy's separate exclusions policy.

8.     Malicious allegations against staff

8.1  Where a pupil makes an accusation against a member of staff and the accusation is shown to have been deliberately invented or malicious, the Headteacher will consider whether to take disciplinary action in accordance with this policy.  This may include a referral to the police to consider if action might be appropriate against the accused. 

8.2  Where such an allegation is made, appropriate support will be provided to the member(s) of staff affected.

9.     Use of reasonable force

9.1  Any use of force by staff will be reasonable, proportionate and lawful.  Reasonable force will be used in accordance with the DfE guidance Use of reasonable force: advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies and only when immediately necessary and for the minimum time necessary to prevent a pupil from doing or continuing to do any of the following:

·                  committing a criminal offence

·                  injuring themselves or others

·                  causing damage to property, including their own

·                  engaging in any behaviour prejudicial to good order and discipline at the Academy or among any of its pupils, whether that behaviour occurs in a classroom or elsewhere.

9.2  Where restraint is used by staff, this is recorded in writing and the pupil's parents will be informed about serious incidents involving the use of force.  Force is never used as a form of punishment.  [• See also the Academy's separate policy on the use of physical restraint.]

10.  Searching pupils

10.1 Informed consent:  The Academy staff may search a pupil with their consent for any item.  Appropriate consideration will be given to factors that may influence the pupil's ability to give consent.

10.2 If the pupil refuses, sanctions will be applied in accordance with this policy.

10.3 Searches without consent:  In relation to prohibited items, as defined below, the Headteacher, and staff authorised by the Headteacher, may search a pupil or a pupil's possessions, without their consent, where they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that a pupil has a prohibited item in their possession.  Searches without consent will only be carried out on the academy premises or where the member of staff has lawful control or charge over the pupil, for example, on academy trips.

10.4 Prohibited items:  Means knives or weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs and stolen items, tobacco and cigarette papers, fireworks, pornographic images and any other items as defined as such from time to time.  It shall also include any article that a member of staff reasonably suspects has been, or is likely to be, used to commit an offence or to cause personal injury to, or damage to the property of, any person including the pupil; any item banned by the Academy rules identified as being an item which may be searched for; and any other items as defined in law as such from time to time.

10.5 Searches generally:  If staff believe a pupil is in possession of a prohibited item, it may be appropriate for a member of staff to carry out:

·                  a search of outer clothing; and / or

·                  a search of Academy property, e.g. pupils' lockers or desks; and / or

·                  a search of personal property (e.g. bag or pencil case within a locker).

10.6 Searches will be conducted in such a manner as to minimise embarrassment or distress.  Any search of a pupil or their possessions will be carried out in the presence of the pupil and another member of staff.

10.7 Where a pupil is searched, the searcher and the second member of staff present will be the same gender as the pupil.  However, where a member of staff reasonably believes that there is a risk that serious harm will be caused to a person if the search is not conducted immediately and it is not reasonably practicable to summon another member of staff a search may be conducted by a member of the opposite sex without a witness present.

10.8 Where the Headteacher, or staff authorised by the Headteacher, find anything which they have reasonable grounds for suspecting is a prohibited item, they may seize, retain and dispose of that item as appropriate in accordance with the DfE guidance Screening, searching and confiscation.

11.  Parents and carers

11.1 Parents and carers can help their child to contribute positively towards the disciplined learning environment by:

·                  Demonstrate positive behaviours

·                  Reinforcing the values at home

·                  Collecting children from the Academy when requested as soon as is practicable

12.  Evaluation / monitoring / performance

12.1 The Academy will evaluate and monitor performance by

·        analysing the levels most commonly seen for individuals and groups.

·        reviewing regularly both the levelled behaviours and the sanctions and communicating these with pupils and parents/ carers.

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12.2 By evaluating the success of the policy the Academy will consider to what extent :

·                  There is a reduction each of the numbered levelled behaviours seen across the Academy

·                  There is a reduction in the number of final sanctions applied to individuals and groups

·                  There is an increase in the number of pupils receiving rewards for their behaviour e.g. amount of Golden Time

References

Searching, screening and confiscation:  Advice for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies (February 2014)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/279245/searching_screening_confiscation_advice_feb14.pdf 

 

 

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