Behaviour at St John's
Good behaviour and discipline are the key foundations of good education. Without an orderly atmosphere, effective teaching and learning cannot take place. If children are permitted to misbehave in school, they prejudice their own educational chances and worse, they disrupt the education of children around them.
It is the basic entitlement of all children at St John’s school to feel safe and secure and to enjoy being in a good learning environment. All pupils are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and to others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect for other people at all times.
The School has a ‘Positive Behaviour Policy’ which describes rewards and sanctions, our expectations, how poor behaviour is monitored and discouraged, the disciplinary stages and action and how incidents are reported. There is also an anti-bullying policy. A confidential record is kept of all incidents of poor behaviour to enable us to monitor, give sanctions and action one-to-one support if necessary.
In order to continue to promote our high standards of behaviour in school and make sure our children are “ready to learn” in a safe positive environment, we follow our Positive Behaviour Policy. In school we have a set of "Golden Rules" which are followed through a traffic light system. On the rare occasion a few of our children choose not to follow the “Golden Rules” these are the steps:
Green: All children start on a green card and remain on a green card while they demonstrate excellent behaviour and “readiness to learn”
Yellow: A child will be placed on an yellow card if they have not made the right choices after being given a warning.
TIME OUT: A child will be given a short amount of “time out” in class to think about making the right choices so they are “ready to learn”
Red Card: If a Golden Rule is broken again in the same lesson they will receive a red card. This means they will go to work in a buddy class, lose their playtime and spend this time writing a letter to reflect on their choices. This letter will come home, giving you the opportunity to discuss this with your child.
Buddy Class: This is another class in school.
In summary our code of behaviour below outlines our expectations.
Every pupil has the right to learn without being distracted by the bad behaviour of others.
Every pupil in our school is valued - Physical or Verbal abuse will not be tolerated
We encourage mutual respect, understanding and tolerance towards all members of our school. We do not accept discrimination in any form.
All children should respect school property and the property of others.
Should children persist in making the wrong choices with regard to their behaviour, parents will be informed and asked into school to discuss the problem. In extreme cases, there are clear guidelines which the Governors and Headteacher will act upon in excluding a child from school.
In the event of any damage being caused by pupils, to books, equipment, furnishing etc. the Governors wish parents to know that they will be responsible for paying for their replacement.
Exceptional work, effort and good deeds are recognised by awarding team points, for which each child is a member of one of our four teams: Panthers, Lions, Tigers or Leopards. When they are awarded points, the child gets to post them in a collecting box. A cup is awarded to the winning team each week in Collective Worship. The house team that collects the most house points each half term gets to come to school in non uniform for a day.
Sparkle and Shine
We also reward positive behaviour and attitude each week, when every teacher nominates a child to receive our 'Sparkle and Shine' award. Shine stands for:
Independent / interdependent learners
Empowered to meet life's challenges
A certificate and badge is given to each child who is chosen, a picture is taken and then placed in a special book, which is on display in the school hall.
You can find our Positive Behaviour Policy, along with the Anti Bullying Policy at the bottom of this page.