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This information is here to help you to help us, making it clear what we expect and how we will address behaviour. If you would like further information, please read our behaviour policy

At Tunbury Primary School, we believe:

· Good behaviour and self-discipline needs to be taught and supported at home and school.

· When the whole team around the child work together with good communication, it has the most effective impact on children’s behaviour.

· Everyone is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourage others to do the same.

· Behaviour is most effectively addressed through a consistent and calm approach, built off strong relationships and role modelling.

· It is important to develop self-discipline and problem solving.

· All adults take responsibility for behaviour and support each other collectively, making sure to follow-up personally.

· That we all have emotions and feeling which we can better regulate by teaching strategies and tools, so we are calm, alert and learning.

· Good relationships will improve community cohesion.

· All children should be able to attend Tunbury Primary School happily and view it as a safe place.

Our Expectations:

There are many expectations (behavioural norms) in society, but we feel that most of these can be covered by four key words. These are referred to consistently using the following language when discussing behaviour. They are:

· Ready – being ready to learn and participate, being punctual and having the correct equipment, uniform and attitude.

· Respect – for themselves, each other, the school and the environment.

· Safe – is the action or behaviour choice keeping themselves or others safe?

· Fair – is the choice they are making fair for others or themselves? Does this impinge on others’ individual liberties?

Being Ready, showing Respect, being Safe and Fair are expected of all Tunbury children at all times. In learning situations, we also expect children to show our learning behaviours:

· Active listening and engagement

· Good collaboration and teamwork

· Enthusiastic, “give it a go” attitude

· A sense of pride in themselves, their achievements and their school

· Creative and imaginative thinking

· Risk taking and learning from failure

What do we expect from children when they make a mistake?

We know that children will make mistakes and are not perfect, but we do expect them work to put things right and develop self-discipline. To help them with this, we ask that children follow these three steps when they have made a mistake.

· Own their behaviour – Children need to see their role and what they have chosen to do in a negative behaviour situation – others may have played a part, but children should reflect and honest about their role/actions.

· Understand cause and effect – Children need to understand that the choice and actions they make have a consequence, which can be positive, such as rewards and achievement, or negative, such as sanctions.

· Proactively make a change – Once children have made a mistake, we want them to be proactive and make a change to their behaviour. This could be how they deal with similar situations or emotions.

How can you support us?

Our Home School Agreement  states that as a Tunbury family, you will support the school’s behaviour policy. This means

· You support your child to meet our four expectations of being Ready, showing Respect, being Safe and Fair by praising them when they achieve this and following up if they make a mistake.

· You promote our learning values with children, through engagement in their learning and attitudes to learning.

· You provide a good role model for your child, by always treating staff and all children with respect and courtesy.

· We work as a team in the best interest of children by following up and supporting behaviour. You could use the model above to structure the conversation.

Thank you for your support – it is much appreciated and makes a huge difference to our children.

How do we address behaviour?

At Tunbury, we believe that praise and positive recognition is key to promoting a culture of good behaviour over the long term.

We use a variety of techniques to promote expected behaviour. For example, your child may tell you about recognition boards and verbal and written praise.

We also wish to promote, acknowledge and reward where pupils go ‘above and beyond’ as we feel this attitude will best support them in the future. We define ‘above and beyond’ behaviour as:

· Doing something that exceeds our expectations

· Persevering to overcome something difficult

· Do something really kind for others

We will reward these incidents with team points, a phone call home, a Tunbury Award or even a postcard landing on your doorstep. We ask that you support these achievements with children and highlight the ‘above and beyond’ behaviour they show.

If your child does not follow our expectations, we may need to use a sanction. Sanctions should be applied immediately, where possible, and always followed up with a restorative conversation. It is important that the member of staff who starts the process of sanction should also be present for the restorative conversation, to ensure that the relationships and respect can be maintained.

Details on how we use and record sanctions can be found in our behaviour policy.

If you have any questions about behaviour regarding your child, your first point of contact should always be their class teacher.

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Welcome to Term 4

The last day of Term 4 is Thursday 28th March 2024

The first day of Term 5 for pupils is Monday 15th April 2024 

(Monday 3rd June 2024 is an INSET Day, School is closed for pupils)