The children of Belvoirdale have created a set of school Golden Rules which in collaboration with the school council, parents and teachers, they have adopted as the minimal standard of behaviour which they expect all members of the community to abide by. They can be seen in every classroom and underpin our behaviour system.
We operate a simple Time Out procedure at Belvoirdale. If a child is unable to follow instructions given to him/her by an adult, he/she is asked to think about and reflect upon their actions. If he/she continues in the same manner then he/she will be asked to take time out. This may be within the classroom or in another classroom. This usually resolves most problems, however if a child is persistent in such behaviour, he/she will be taken to the head teacher or the most senior teacher available. Serious incidents of inappropriate behaviour will result in contact being made with a parent/carer. Please refer to the warnings system below:
1st warning: Child warned about behaviour verbally.
2nd warning: Child moved within the classroom.
3rd warning: Child sent to buddy classroom for ‘time out’.
4th warning: Child sent to Deputy Head teacher or Head teacher. Parents are informed.
A child being sent to the deputy or head teacher (step 4) will also result in a child going to the ‘Behaviour Zone’ with the head teacher or deputy at lunch time that day, or at lunchtime the following day if the incident occurs in the afternoon. Children will be asked to complete a reflection sheet whilst spending time in the ‘Behaviour Zone’. The names of all children who are required to miss their break or lunch time because of poor behaviour should be recorded in the behaviour file in the school office.
Dojos (from 1 to 3) will be removed from a child’s weekly total depending on the seriousness of the incident.
Lunchtimes are underpinned by the Golden Rules and the Lunchtime Rules. All lunchtime supervisors have received the Happy Lunchtime Training programme run by Wellbeing Education. Lunchtime supervisors are seen and respected as teachers and therefore have their own behaviour and reward system. A school Senior Leader is always available to support behaviour.
STEP 1 2 3
1. A simple conversation between the Lunchtime Supervisor and the child and the situation is resolved
2. Two minute timeout. The child has continued to make the wrong choice and therefore will spend 2 minutes with the Lunchtime Supervisor
3. The incident is serious and therefore the child will be taken to a senior member of staff. After the sanction, the child will return to complete step 2 with the Lunchtime Supervisor
School Points and FAB:
The school operates a simple points (Dojos) system to support and encourage good behaviour. Points are awarded in class (1 to 3) as a reward for good work and for a positive attitude to learning. Points are also removed for inappropriate behaviour.
A child begins the week with 50 points and they must end the week with a minimum of 50 points in order to attend FAB: Fun Friday Clubs.
Belvoirdale laminated dojos are also handed out to children in and around the school by staff. These are awarded for good behaviour, manners, kindness and adherence to the school’s golden rules. Dojos will be collected in boxes in classrooms. Dojos are counted at the end of the week and the totals are reported to the school office. The winning class will be awarded with a trophy.
Lunch Time Awards
Golden Lunch Box and Pompoms:
Pompoms are only awarded by midday meal assistants to children at lunchtime for good behaviour. These are collected in boxes in classrooms and a prize is pulled out of the golden lunchbox at the end of each half term. The prize is whole class related.
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