At Rowner Infant School we aim to establish a happy, secure, safe and positive learning environment where:
- Everyone feels valued and respected
- Children and adults show consideration, respect and tolerance towards each other
- Strategies to manage feelings, emotions and behaviours in difficult situations are developed across the school
- Opportunities are provided for everyone to express their feelings and share their worries when they need to
- Self-esteem and self-belief are developed to enable all children to be the best that they can be
- If a child has a special educational need there may be individualised rewards and sanctions as part of their individual behaviour management plan. This may be the most appropriate way to meet a child’s needs and enable them to make progress in an area of emotional, social or mental health. Any individual variation is regularly reviewed and communicated to all staff.
- Everyone believes in and follows the school behaviour policy
- Children’s welfare is promoted and children are protected from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying in line with the statutory guidance in “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (Department for Education)
Our behaviour policy focuses on our 3 Bees and these are as follows;
Our staff have completed training to help us to improve consistency in the language we use with the children. Our first attention will always be focussed on positive behaviour and, when a child needs support to be reminded about their behaviour, they will be spoken to in the same way by ALL staff. This language is displayed throughout the school as a visual reminder for all staff and the children.
Positive behaviour will be encouraged and reinforced in the following ways:
- The school 3 Bees behaviours will be discussed regularly.
- A non-verbal gesture such as a smile, a nod, thumbs up, applause, round of applause
- Targeted and meaningful verbal praise linked to the 3 bees
- Acknowledge how the person is feeling
- Using phrases such as ‘I can see you are trying really hard to follow our 3 bees…….’ ‘I can see you are feeling upset’….’Do you need some help to follow the 3 B’s?’….’What can we do to make things better?’….’How can we move things forward?’
- Visual rewards such as stickers, certificates, written comments, text message home, etc.
- Celebration within class
- Bug Expert of the week (celebrated at the end of the week) where each child takes their class bee mascot home.
- Showing work to another teacher or member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
- Adults will endeavour to acknowledge positive behaviour at least as often as good work