Behaviour Policy

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Rewards

The pocket reward chart will continue to be used during Covid-19. Members of staff will place the cards in the group behaviour chart. All staff welcome opportunities to praise individuals for good work, attitude or good behaviour, and show recognition, if these are brought to their attention. Above all praise and encouragement should be used as much as possible.  Walking through school to show their work to the Head Teacher or other adult for acknowledgement and praise during this time will not be permitted. 

Celebration assembly will not take place during this time. Instead pupils can still be nominated for a Head Teachers Award and this will be celebrated and shared weekly in their bubble. Pupils are chosen to show off excellent learning or celebrate excellent learning attitudes and/or behaviours. These pupils are awarded a Head Teacher's Award and certificates will be emailed to parents.  

Consequences

Class based consequences
The pocket reward chart will continue to be used during Covid-19. Members of staff will place the cards in the group behaviour chart. If a child demonstrates inappropriate behaviour, the child will be given a red card and have a consequence of missing their playtime, or part of their playtime (depending on the age of the child). The child will stay with their bubble (and stay with the adult on duty.) Behaviour cards will continue to be logged on SIMS. 

School based consequences
If a child’s behaviour is deemed high risk, for example, refusing to adhere to safety measures, such as: hand washing, social distancing, remaining in their bubbles or deliberate behaviours that put themselves or others at risk, such as spitting or deliberately coughing at people, the teacher will send for assistance using Teams or seeking assistance from the corridor SLT member or staff. Alternatively if there is another member of staff with the group, the teacher could withdraw the child from the group.  Parents/Carers may be asked to collect child from school where a risk assessment deems it is unsafe for them to remain on site – this is used as a last resort.

The following sanctions and disciplinary procedures could be used:
  • Referral to Headteacher/Senior Leader (pupils will remain socially distant wherever possible)
  • Immediate swap from onsite education offer to online/virtual education offer
  • Fixed term exclusion
  • Permanent exclusion
If a child’s behaviour is deemed high risk, a risk assessment will be drawn up before returning to school, to ascertain whether it would be safer for the pupils and staff for the child to be educated at home or at school. 

Positive Handling & Restraint

There can be times when a pupil’s behaviour requires staff physical support to ensure the pupils’ own safety, the safety of other pupils and staff, or that property is not seriously damaged. This can require the use of physical interventions. At Sandringham Primary School we use Team Teach to do this. We will avoid using restraint if at all possible. In the case of a child being at risk, putting others at risk or damaging property the child’s parents or carers will be called and asked to pick up their child immediately. The situation will then be reviewed by the Head Teacher to consider a decision of whether the onsite education offer will be withdrawn in favour of the online/virtual offer if this is deemed safer for all pupils and staff.  Where a child may need very close contact it is imperative that parents know that the use of PPE where appropriate will be used to help avoid cross contamination or any potential virus spread.

Pupils working from home

If interacting with other pupils or staff online, students should always be kind and respectful to each other and respectful to staff, remembering at all times that that staff are not ‘friends’ with, or peers to, pupils. Students should never attempt to contact staff via social media or make comments about staff on social media platforms. Any inappropriate comments to staff online, via email, or any other platform will be taken very seriously and could result in a referral to the police. This is also the case for any online bullying towards other pupils or peer-on-peer abuse that is disclosed to the school during this time.

Pupils walking to/from school without parent/carer supervision

The school's usual policies apply. Where children are not supervised and they are unable to do this safely, permission to enter the school site without parental supervision will be withdrawn.  

Mobile phones

Mobile phones are brought on to site at the risk of parents/carers. These must be switched off and kept in individual storage tubs. Where pupils do not switch off phones or where they do not follow staff instructions regarding their use, permission to bring them on to site will be withdrawn.

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