Behaviour for Learning
At St Gregory's we believe that in order to enable effective teaching and learning to take place, good behaviour in all aspects of school life is essential. We seek to create a caring and learning environment in our school.
All staff will:
· Encourage and acknowledge good behaviour and discipline
· Promote self-esteem by encouraging children to value and respect themselves and others
· Provide a safe environment, free from disruption, violence, bullying and any form of harassment
· Promote early intervention
· Ensure a consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour
· Encourage a positive relationship with parents and careers, to develop a shared approach that involves them in the implementation of school policy and associate procedure.
· Encourage children to take responsibility for their own behavior
· Reflect the Gospel message; ‘Treat others as you would have them treat you’.
· Reflect the principles and aims as outlined in our School Mission Statement
· Be tolerant and understanding with the consideration for the rights, views and property of others.
· Be able to take responsibility for their behaviour and know the consequences of both positive and negative actions.
As part of transition, teachers will have taught children about the Rights Respecting School Award and the United Nations Charter for the Rights of the Child. All classes will have a class charter that identifies the rights of the child and how they are modelling these rights to be responsible citizens.
To encourage positive behaviours the school promotes:
· Gospel Values - School Values
· British Values
· Staff and governors as positive role models
· Staff offering positive guidance to children including plenty of praise and encouragement
· Pastoral team “child check ins” for children who need or would like more regular but informal discussion
· The provision of a curriculum, delivered by a creative staff, designed to stretch and engage each child
· Classroom organisation which facilitates independent working
· The encouragement and appreciation of children who are positive role models
· Collaborative pupil work within classes and across year groups which help to develop positive and healthy relationships
· A pupil reward system that involves the weekly distribution of rewards and certificates
Children whose behaviour and learning meets and exceeds the standards expected should always be recognised. It is our policy to promote positive behaviour models throughout the school.
‘Star of the Week’ certificates to celebrate a pupil who has gone above and beyond in something during the week.
House points will be replaced with merits. These will be awarded for good learning in school and for home learning. Bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards are available. For children receiving a platinum award, there will be a special prize.