BEHAVIOUR POLICY AT ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK SCHOOL

 

INTRODUCTION: We recognise that the values we promote within the school play an important part in the spiritual, moral and social development of the children for whom we hold a responsibility.  These values include: care, respect and concern for oneself and others, care and respect for property and for the environment.  Whilst values are sometimes explicitly expressed, they are more often implicit in the ways we behave ourselves and in the ways we expect others around us to behave.  For this reason it is important to provide clear guidelines for a consistent and coherent approach to behaviour and discipline within the school.

Our behaviour strategy is aimed at improving educational outcomes for all pupils by promoting and supporting their engagement in education.  We aim to develop a more positive focus on improving children’s engagement, motivation and wellbeing.

We believe that self-esteem affects all thinking and behaviour and impacts on learning and performance. We aim to provide positive everyday experiences so that our children are self-confident and secure, with a strong sense of belonging, and so more likely to reach their full potential.

This policy has been developed through a consultative process involving children, parents, staff and governors. 

 

AIMS

For every member of the school community to feel valued and respected, and for all persons to be treated fairly

Provide an ethos and environment within which everyone feels safe and which enables everyone to learn effectively

Teach children behaviour that is appropriate to different situations

Raise awareness amongst children of the need to recognise and manage their emotions and reactions

Support children whose behaviour within the school environment is challenging or who may find friendship and co-operation difficult

 

OBJECTIVES

Provide clear expectations for a range of situations that children will meet within the school day and/or on the school premises

Have clear strategies for regulating conduct and promoting good behaviour, self-discipline and respect

Reinforce good behaviour so that children feel good about themselves for all staff to focus on de-escalation and preventative strategies rather than reactive

all staff know how to manage difficult or dangerous behaviour, and to have an understanding of what challenging behaviour might be communicating

Prevent bullying

Ensure that pupils complete assigned work

 

CODE OF CONDUCT:

We have an agreed code of conduct for the school community.

The school’s ‘Golden rules’ are:

We are gentle

We are kind and helpful

We listen

We are honest

We work hard

We look after property

 

REASONABLE FORCE CAN BE USED TO

Remove disruptive children from the classroom where they have refused to follow an instruction to do so;

Prevent a pupil behaving in a way that disrupts a school event

Prevent a pupil leaving the classroom where allowing the pupil to leave would risk their safety or lead to behaviour that disrupts the behaviour of others;

Prevent a pupil from attacking a member of staff or another pupil, or to stop a fight in the playground; and

Restrain a pupil at risk of harming themselves through physical outbursts.

The school will speak to parents about serious incidents involving the use of force and keep a detailed record of such serious incidents.