Our aim is to create a calm, purposeful atmosphere where consistent behaviour standards are expected and maintained throughout the school.
At Holy Trinity we expect pupils to behave in an appropriate way. We realise that this is more challenging for some pupils and therefore our reward system focuses on the effort each individual child puts into their behaviour. We focus on the effort to produce fantastic work and reward both this and exceptional behaviour. We do not reward the behaviour that we and our parents would expect from our pupils.
Appropriate behaviour is any behaviour which encourages and maintains the good order and conduct of the school. Positive behaviour ensures children feel safe, secure and welcome as a member of our school community and the wider community.
Positive behaviour is a choice. Inappropriate behaviour will be treated with this in mind and dealt with accordingly. However, we understand that children can make mistakes and we encourage them to reflect on their choices and make amends.
- To develop a whole school behaviour policy supported and followed by the whole school community, parents, teachers, children and governors, based on a sense of community and shared values.
- To apply positive policies to create a caring, family atmosphere in which teaching and learning is central and can take place in a safe and happy environment.
- To teach, through the school curriculum, values and attitudes as well as knowledge and skills. This will promote responsible behaviour, encourage self-discipline and encourage in children a respect for themselves, for other people and for property. This will be done through the PSHCE curriculum.
- To promote high expectations of behaviour.
- To teach skills of reflection.
- To ensure that children are treated in a consistent and fair way.
- To treat problems when they occur in a caring and sympathetic manner in the hope of achieving an improvement in behaviour.
Expectations – Displayed in each classroom and area of school
- EVERYONE shows respect and uses friendly language.
- EVERYONE is kind and caring to others, especially younger children.
- EVERYONE should keep themselves and others safe.
- EVERYONE should try their best.
- EVERYONE should look after their own and others’ property.
- EVERYONE should be in the right place at the right time and look smart.
- EVERYONE should be organised and ready to learn.
Sanctions – Displayed in each classroom and area of school
We expect all our children to behave in an appropriate way, however children will make mistakes. Time to reflect on their decisions is therefore very important.
Reflection takes place at the beginning of each lunch time and is taken on a rota basis by every member of staff both teaching and support.
If a child is asked to attend a reflection session they will do so in the next available session. The member of staff on duty will be informed of the child’s name and a brief description of what the child has done. These slips are sent to the office to be collated and sent during the morning session to the relevant member of staff.
During the reflection time the member of staff on duty will remind the child of the school expectations and discuss the consequences of their actions. The child will be asked to reflect upon their mistake and fill in the relevant form (appendix 1) in partnership with the adult on duty.
A record of children who have been to reflection will be kept.
If a child is asked to attend reflection more than twice within a half term they will be referred on the third occasion to the Deputy Head.
Physical intervention should be used only as an absolute last option and only if the child is either in danger of hurting themselves, adults or other children. All staff have been trained in physical intervention techniques through Team Teach training. The school have identified key staff and records of all physical interventions are kept.