Fulham North Primary School
strongly promotes students being responsible for managing their own behaviour and has a strong culture of living the school values. Therefore Student Behaviour Management (SBM) is underpinned by our values and students are encouraged to conduct themselves in accordance with these values in both class and yard.
This policy is applicable in all areas of the school including Out of School Hours Care.
The following values and behaviour expectations indicate how we see our students living the values.
Giving eye contact to the speaker
Being confident speakers
Delivering information clearly
Showing good manners
Cooperating and collaborating with each other
Being good listeners
Making friends and being a friend
Accepting new people
Including people in games
Cooperating with others
Taking part in school performances and events
Believing in themselves
Speaking clearly in front of people / the class
Accepting new challenges in their learning
Taking risks in their learning
Willing to have a go
Life Long Learning
Showing effective information gathering strategies
Being enterprising, being literate and numerate
Having the love of knowledge / curiosity promoted and recognised
Being computer literate
Having a positive attitude to new challenges
Understanding the importance of practice and effort in the learning process
Not giving up
Staying on task
Completing set tasks
Trying new things
Achieving goals in many different ways
Being open minded
Using a planning process
Having your “tools” ready for tasks
Being responsible for your belongings
Avoiding time wasting activities
Completing homework and
assignments handed up on time
Being in uniform
Recognising and encouraging behaviours that support the school values.
All classes will develop negotiated strategies for recognising and encouraging behaviour that supports the school values.
Class and Value awards are announced at fortnightly assemblies.
Care cards are issued to recognise behaviours that support the school values in the yard.
Special play will occur at
on the last day of term for those that have respected school values throughout the term. These students will be acknowledged at the final assembly.
Behaviour policy framework
We believe behaviour management is based on school values with class and yard processes consistent with each other.
Classroom agreements are negotiated at the beginning of each year using the school values.
Minor behaviour issues are addressed by teacher judgement.
Consequences should always logically relate to the school value that has been disrespected.
Behaviours requiring a more formal consequence include:
Intentional & / or repeated disrespect of the school values
Placing the safety of oneself or others at serious risk
Use of Drugs
When a formal consequence is required it is coded against the value that has been disrespected.
Formal consequences may include:
Withdrawal from class / yard (Detention)
Yard books will be kept in yard duty bags. These books will contain the values and their definitions.
Teachers will record names of students in the yard books, by their room number and how the school value has been disrespected.
School leadership will check yard books weekly to monitor intentional or repeated disrespect of values.
Staff will alert leadership regarding any concerns.
Further consequences will be decided where needed.
For serious breaches of the school values a Yard or Classroom Behaviour Incident Slip (BIS) will need to be completed by the teachers on duty or classroom teacher.
The completed Yard Behaviour Form will go to Dention with the student. The student reports to Detention and completes a Reflection Form (green form to identify a yard issue). Both forms are taken home to be signed. The student is required to return the signed form to a member of Leadership.
Should the behaviour warrant take home or suspension, the student will be sent directly to a member of the leadership team.
SAFE BEHAVIOURS IN THE YARD
Some students display repeated unsafe behaviours in the yard in the way that they play with others. Where this occurs frequently, the student is removed from the yard at playtimes for a period of time. Parents are notified. Our catch cry is that we are a safe school and everyone needs to be safe. If you make people feel unsafe then you are not in the yard.
The classroom teacher will give the completed Class beahviour Issue form to a member of the leadership team. A member of the leadership team will counsel the student and issue the appropriate formal consequence. The student may be asked to bring the yellow form home for parents to sign or it may be stored in the class teacher file for future reference.
INTERNAL SUSPENSION / TAKE HOME PROCESS
Student will be sent to a member of leadership.
Leadership decided on formal consequence. If suspended internally or take home occurs, class teacher will be notified immediately.
Student is withdrawn from class for period of the suspension.
Class teacher to provide work for the student.
Student is to complete a Reflection Form and a member of leadership will counsel the students regarding the suspension and discuss the reflection form.
Parents will be notified of the suspension. .
Prior to returning to class, the student will discuss the reflection form with their class teacher. Leadership to discuss reflection form if suspension was the result of a yard incident.
External suspension is used to indicate to the student and the school community that some behaviours are unacceptable. The school will use the DECD Suspension / Exclusion / Expulsion policies and procedures. Parents will be a part of the process and a re entry plan will be drawn up when students return to the school.
An administration staff member will record the formal consequence in EDSAS.