OUR POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR POLICY

Every child who comes to St. Augustine’s deserves to feel safe and secure so that they can achieve their very best. To ensure this can happen, standards of behaviour need to remain extremely high. We have developed a POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR POLICY which encourages exceedingly high expectations of behaviour. This system rewards positive behaviour and makes very clear the consequences of negative behaviour. The purpose of this information is to explain our Behaviour Policy to you so that we can work together to encourage good behaviour in school. Consistently high standards of behaviour enable your child to be a successful learner.

REWARDS

● Housepoints are awarded for good behaviour and effort.

● Four children with the most Housepoints from each class will be recognised for their efforts in Celebration Collective Worship each Friday.

● The House with the most Housepoints at the end of each term receive a “treat” of their choosing.

● Every child starts the day with a GREEN CARD. Those children who keep their green card all day receive a Housepoint.

● Children who keep their green card all week are rewarded on a Friday. This reward will change weekly but might be for example: extra laptop time, 5 minutes extra playtime etc.

● Children who keep their green card all half term receive a session of “fun activities”.

● A postcard from school will be sent home to the parents of all children who keep their green card for a term so that their excellent behaviour can be shared with you.

● Headteacher Awards are given for outstanding pieces of work.

● Adults in school nominate children who make a fantastic effort in class or who consistently demonstrate our Christian Values. These children receive a letter of congratulations from the Headteacher.

● Each teacher nominates a STAR OF THE WEEK who receives a certificate.

● Golden Pens are given fortnightly to one child from Lower School and one from Upper School who has demonstrated improved writing skills.

● Lunchtime points are awarded to children who meet the weekly target eg. Lining up sensibly for lunch/ being polite. The class with the most Lunchtime points during the week receive The LUNCHTIME CUP in Fridays’ Collective Worships and are allowed to sit on benches during the following week’s Collective Worships.

● The class with the best attendance over the week receive The ATTENDANCE CUP in Fridays’ Collective Worships. The class with the best attendance over a half -term have permission to wear their own clothes on the first Friday of the new half-term.

SANCTIONS

We have developed a “4 STEP” system to deal with persistent inappropriate or disruptive behaviour.

STEP ONE: Every child begins each day with a GREEN CARD. Any child behaving inappropriately receives a clear verbal warning and their name is written on the whiteboard.

STEP TWO: If the behaviour continues, their green card is removed.

STEP THREE: If poor behaviour still persists, the child is issued with a YELLOW CARD. When a child receives a yellow card, they spend the beginning of their lunchtime completing a REFLECTION SHEET with Mrs Pierce, Mrs Brattan, Mrs Potter or Mr Hurford. During this time, the child will be encouraged to reflect on their behaviour and the affect it had on others.

STEP FOUR: If a child continues to behave inappropriately whilst in possession of a yellow card, or acts unkindly, aggressively or disrespectfully, a RED CARD will be issued.

If a red card is issued:

1) The child will be sent directly to the Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher.

2) The child’s parents will be notified by the Headteacher/ Assistant Headteacher.

3) The child will spend the beginning of their lunchtime completing a REFLECTION SHEET with Mrs Pierce, Mrs Brattan, Mrs Potter or Mr Hurford. During this time, the child will be encouraged to reflect on their behaviour and the affect it had on others.