Our school rules are the same throughout the school and the school day, including lunch time. They are shared with pupils at the start of every year and reinforced at intervals through work in class and assemblies. The rules are displayed throughout the school and in classrooms. The rules are:
- RESPECT yourself
- RESPECT others
- RESPECT property
When pupils follow the School rules they are rewarded with a class treat. To ensure that children can feel good about themselves and the school, we will give a range of rewards for good behaviour.
- Verbal praise, as much as we can
- Stickers and stamps
- Star of the Week
- House Points and related awards
- Notes home to parents
- Head teacher’s awards
- Participation in a class reward chosen by the class
We hold an assembly every Friday to celebrate the good work and behaviour of pupils giving out different awards and praise.
When pupils do not follow the school rules we have a step by step approach in order to provide consistency across the school. Any member of staff can sanction a pupil for not showing respect. In most cases the first step is a reminder with no consequence, to allow pupils to correct their choice of behaviour. However if pupils continue to choose inappropriate behaviour then the next step applies.
Step 1 – Verbal Reminder is given.
Step 2 – Lose 5 minutes of lunch time/ break time
Step 3 – Lose 10 minutes of lunch time and removal to a paired class and a call home
Step 4 – Lose 20 minutes of lunch Time, a 20 minute lunchtime behaviour review with a member of the Leadership team and a letter sent home to parents/carers.
Step 5 - White Card – if a pupil has deliberately hurt someone or deliberately ignored an adult’s direct instruction they are given a white card and taken to the Headteacher. A letter will be sent home. The Headteacher will decide what sanctions to apply, depending on the behaviour and the age of the pupil and this will be recorded. These could include the loss of break or lunchtime, removal from extra-curricular clubs or sporting teams or removal from the class –this is called isolation. Isolation could be from one lesson to up to a week depending on the severity of the incident. On very rare occasions this isolation could take place at another educational establishment.
It is not possible that a behaviour system fits all children and for a small minority of pupils an individual behaviour plan will be drawn up and shared with the pupil and parents. This may include a more frequent reward and sanction approach.
For more details please refer to our Behaviour Policy on our school policies page.
We have adopted Cambridgeshire’s definition of bullying which is defined as a persistent, deliberate attempt to hurt or humiliate someone. Our behaviour and discipline policy also includes the school procedures for tackling bullying. A key issue in relation to bullying is informing a member of staff that it is happening. Not all incidents that are reported as 'bullying' are substantiated but we treat them all seriously. If you know or suspect your child is being bullied, please inform the school immediately. There is a staged response that is adhered to within school.