We expect good manners and behaviour from Denmead Junior School pupils and our recognition system is centred around our learning skills and values. We have three rules in school:
- Always follow adult instructions (in order for you and others to be safe and learn)
- Always show respect; to each other, school property and yourself
- Be the best that you can be!
“Pupils’ behaviour is consistently good. They listen attentively and work well in lessons. They are friendly and polite. “
IN THE CLASSROOM:
Children create their own class charter with the teacher at the start of the year so behaviour expectations are clear and agreed.
We operate a traffic light system for behaviour and every day brings a fresh start. All children begin on the ‘green’ and aspire to move to one of the stars which recognises their efforts in line with our school learning behaviours: to be CURIOUS, to CONCENTRATE, to be RESILIENT, to CO-OPERATE, to SELF-IMPROVE. And to always act with PRIDE: Positivity, Respect, Inspiration, Determination and Excellence.
A verbal warning is always given before any consequence is applied, unless the behaviour is more serious.
If the negative behaviour continues, the child’s name is moved to orange. Consequence: child misses 5 minutes of the next break time. If behaviour continues, the child’s name is moved to red. Consequence: child misses all of their break time or 15 minutes of their lunchtime.
When in the orange, the child is given an opportunity to move back into the green, before the consequence is applied, if there is sufficient time.
IN THE PLAYGROUND:
For any breaches of the playtime and lunchtime charter (put together by the School Council) children will be asked to sit out or cool down for 5-15 minutes depending on the nature of the incident. This will happen either outside on one of the playground benches, or inside the school.
We operate a system called 'Restorative Justice' to address any disagreements or fallings out between children. See link below for more details.
We also operate a zero-tolerance approach to any hard physical contact or abusive language. If a child is seen or heard by an adult breaching these rules then they miss all of their lunchtime break.