At Egglescliffe School, we firmly believe that one of the key components of good behaviour is a strong working relationship between the school and parents. We would like to give parents some information about our approach to managing student behaviour. Hopefully, as a result of this, you will be better informed and therefore better equipped to work with us to ensure that your child reaches his/her full potential.
This is the most potent influence in promoting good behaviour. The development of positive personal relationships, accepting the dignity and worth of ALL members of the school is paramount. Such an ethos is rooted in genuine attitudes of positive care, mutual respect and firm, consistent application of rules.
We would be grateful if you could take some time to read through the following information and discuss it with your child so that we are all clear about the expectations, strategies, rewards and sanctions which constitute our Behaviour for Learning policy.
All students, staff, parents and governors should be aware of the school expectations:
- Arrive at all lessons on time and ready to learn
- Follow all instructions from school staff first time, every time
- Be polite and show respect for others at all times
- Show respect for the school environment, personal property and the wider community
- Wear the correct uniform at all times
- Walk calmly and sensibly around school, keeping to the left
Good behaviour will be rewarded. There will be consequences for poor behaviour.
Achieving behaviour for learning:
- Effective teaching and learning, with teachers delivering well planned, high quality lessons, is the key to good behaviour. Pupils cannot learn unless they behave well. The role of the class teacher is, therefore, paramount in promoting good behaviour.
- Consistency, from all staff, when applying strategies and sanctions is critically important in maintaining high standards of pupil behaviour.
- Positive reinforcement, using praise and merit stickers, should be used as much as possible with pupils to promote an ethos of high expectations and achievement.
- Support for classroom teachers is to be found in a “team” approach to behaviour with class teachers supported by their Subject leaders in the first instance, together with Heads of House, tutors and senior staff.
- With reference to disruptive behaviour staff should always attempt to deal with this in such a way that the pupil understands it is the behaviour which is unacceptable and not the person.