Fulham North Primary School

 

 
Policy

Department for Education and Child Development

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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.

 

Communication

  • Giving eye contact to the speaker
  • Being confident speakers
  • Delivering information clearly
  • Showing good manners
  • Cooperating and collaborating with each other
  • Being good listeners

Getting Along

  • Respecting others
  • Making friends and being a friend
  • Being honest
  • Accepting new people
  • Including people in games
  • Having fun
  • Cooperating with others

Confidence

  • 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
  • Setting goals

Persistence

  • 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

Organisation

  • 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 10.45am 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:

  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • 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)
  • Internal suspension
  • Take home
  • Suspension
  • Exclusion
  • Expulsion

Monitoring processes

Informal consequences

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.

Formal consequences

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.

YARD PROCESS

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.

CLASS PROCESS

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

  1. Student will be sent to a member of leadership.
  2. Leadership decided on formal consequence. If suspended internally or take home occurs, class teacher  will be notified immediately.
  3. Student is withdrawn from class for period of the suspension.
  4. Class teacher to provide work for the student.
  5. Student is to complete a Reflection Form and a member of leadership will counsel the students regarding the suspension and discuss the reflection form.
  6. Parents will be notified of the suspension. .
  7. 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

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.