Behaviour and Discipline
"Pupils are polite and well mannered. They enjoy talking about their work to visitors. They are very proud of their work and their school community. Pupils understand the school’s system of rewards and sanctions and say they enjoy receiving rewards for good work and behaviour. They like sharing their achievements with parents in assembly and proudly display examples of their work around the school." (Ofsted 2015)
The Governing Body has agreed a set of behaviour principles that we expect to be adhered to across all aspects of school life. These principles underpin the Behaviour Policy and the system of reward and sanctions for good/bad behaviour.
We have a clear behaviour policy in our school and a copy can be downloaded above or from our Policies page. Our expectations of children are very clear and we summarise them in a few basic rules.
At Kimberley Primary school we believe in RESPECT
Everyone and their
Space, belongings and ideas.
Please be polite, and make sure
Everyone is included
Care for our school and
Try your best.
Children work towards achieving rewards for good behaviour, attitude and working hard. These consist of:
In class star charts
HT stickers awarded for completed charts
Rewards for completed star charts
Bronze 1 – certificate Bronze 2 – badge
Silver 1 – Top table for lunch Silver 2 – bookmark
Gold 1 – Tea party with Head Gold 2 – Trip to Escape
Weekly certificates celebrated in assembly
End of year awards assembly
In school we operate a clear sanctions policy which is explained within children's Home-School diary.
Sanctions work on a ‘cloud’ system. Each class has a weather themed behaviour management system in place and displayed in their classroom. Each child starts the day on the sun symbol. Throughout the day children may earn the right to move to the ‘star’ symbol if they display excellent behaviour, above and beyond the expectations set in our whole school rules. This is to be praised by giving a star on their individual star chart.
"Pupils have a good understanding of the many forms that bullying can take and know what they should do if problems occur." (Ofsted 2015)
Our Anti-Bullying policy was formulated in consultation with the whole school community, with input from pupils, parents, governors and teachers. A copy can be downloaded from our Policies page. The policy spells out what constitutes bullying; who has responsibility for dealing with instances of bullying behaviour and how we can work with children to promote positive behaviour and discourage bullying behaviour.
We work collaboratively with all our pupils and parents to help them to understand the difference between bad behaviour and bullying. We agree with the following definition set out in 'Safe to Learn: embedding anti bullying work in schools' (2007):
'Behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally'
Key features of bullying:
- There is a deliberate intention to hurt or humiliate.
- There is a power imbalance that makes it hard for the victim to defend themselves.
- It is usually persistent.
Our school has clear and well publicized systems to report bullying for the whole school community (including staff, parents/carers, children and young people) this includes those who are the victims of bullying or have witnessed bullying behaviour (bystanders)
For our Children in school who experience bullying or feelings of being bullied they are encouraged to tell an adult so that they can report the issue to the head teacher and the matter can begin to be dealt with.
For our children who believe that they know of a bullying issue which is happening in school they are encouraged to tell an adult so that it may be investigated.
All parents can expect that incidents of bullying which involve their children will be reported to them either by telephone call, letter or a face to face meeting. This is true regardless of whether the child is the victim or aggressor. All parents can expect to be kept informed of the progress being made during the investigation including any further developments or when the matter is closed.
All staff and visitors to school can expect the full support from the Head Teacher / Anti bullying co-ordinator in dealing with matters relating to bullying accusations.
In all cases every child and adult who has any involvement in a bullying issue can expect to be listened to, treated fairly and kept safe.
As parents, we would urge you to be vigilent and speak to your child about bullying and the importance of seeking help.
You may find the following information about Anti-Bullying useful: