Behaviour Management Policy
Hollingworth's culture is based on the right to teach and the right to learn. We promote self-discipline; encourage positive behaviour; respect for others; regular attendance; punctuality and the completion of school work. We believe that in order to enable effective teaching and learning to take place, positive behaviour in all aspects of school life is necessary. We seek to create a caring learning environment in the school by:
- promoting positive behaviour and discipline;
- promoting self-esteem, self-discipline, a proper regard for authority and positive relationships based on mutual respect;
- ensuring fair treatment for all; (please refer to the school's equalities policy)
- encouraging consistency of response to both positive and negative behaviour;
- promoting early intervention;
- providing a safe environment free from disruption, bullying, abuse, violence and any form of harassment;
- encouraging a positive relationship with parents/carers and other stakeholders, to develop a shared approach and to involve them in the implementation of the school's policy and procedures;
- working with outside agencies as appropriate.
- The Governing Body will establish, in consultation with the Headteacher, staff and parents/carers, the policy for the promotion of positive behaviour and keep it under review. They will ensure that it is communicated to pupils and parents/carers, is non-discriminatory and the expectations are clear. Governors will support the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour.
- The Headteacher will be responsible for the implementation and day-to-day management of the policies and procedures, including support for staff faced with challenging behaviour.
- Teachers, support staff and volunteers will be responsible for ensuring that the policy and procedures are followed and are consistently and fairly applied. Staff share the responsibility for creating a high quality learning environment, teaching positive behaviour and implementing the agreed policy and procedures consistently.
- Parents/carers are expected to take responsibility for the behaviour of their child(ren) both inside and outside Hollingworth. They will be encouraged to work in partnership to assist the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour and will have the opportunity to raise with the school issues arising from the operation of the policy.
- Pupils will be expected to take responsibility for their own behaviour and will be made aware of the school policy, procedures and expectations. Pupils also have a responsibility to ensure that incidents of disruption, violence, bullying and any form of harassment are reported.
- The procedures arising from this policy will be developed by the Leadership Team in consultation with the staff. The procedures will make clear to pupils how acceptable standards of behaviour can be achieved and will have a clear rationale which will be outlined to staff, pupils and parents/carers. The procedures will promote the idea of personal responsibility and that every member of the school has a responsibility towards the whole community.
- A school ethos of encouragement is central to the promotion of positive behaviour. Rewards have a motivational role in helping pupils realise that positive behaviour is valued.
- Sanctions are needed to respond to inappropriate behaviour. A range of sanctions will be identified in the procedures, designed to promote positive behaviour in the future. The procedures make a clear link between the sanctions applied for minor and major offences.
- The school will ensure that appropriate training on aspects of behaviour management is provided to support the implementation of the policy.
- The school works proactively with outside agencies. It seeks support from them to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met, by utilising the range of external support available.
- The Headteacher, in consultation with staff, will monitor and review the Behaviour Management Policy and procedures and evaluate them to ensure that the operation is effective and consistent. The Headteacher will keep the Governing Body informed.
Revised: April 2012
Reviewed: November 2014
Approved by: Governors