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Behaviour Policy Update - Covid-19

Behaviour Policy Update – Covid 19

In light of the need for children to behave differently when they return to school, and to assist in the smooth running of the new systems in place to support that, temporary changes have been made to the behaviour policy.

The aim of the changes is to keep everyone in school safe - this includes pupils, parents and staff.

  • Parents and children will be expected to follow altered routines for arrival or departure (See appendix: Reopening entry and exit - Covid 19)
    • Those who do not follow the expectations will be spoken to by a member of SLT
    • If they continue to disregard expectations, parents will be at risk of a ban from the site

 

Pupils will be expected to follow new guidelines on:

  • hand washing within classrooms and toilets
  • keeping a social distance from each other and the adults
  • sneezing, coughing, tissues and disposal (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’) and avoiding touching mouth, nose and eyes with hands
  • moving around the school as per specific instructions (for example, one-way systems, out of bounds areas, queuing)
  • staying in seats in the classrooms
  • sharing any equipment or other items including drinking bottles

 

Staff will show compassion and an understanding of our pupils who display poor behaviour.  

Staff will attempt to find the root cause of the poor behaviour, taking into account the stressful situation the pupils have experienced when at home and the difference to their usual school routine they are currently experiencing.

Staff will be trained in understanding the basic potential signs of PTSD, and will flag up pupils who are struggling with their mental health/family issues to SLT. 

There will be a tiered approach to pupils who do not follow the guidelines.  

  • Pupils who accidentally go against guidelines will be spoken to by the teacher leading their bubble and reminded of the expectations and the reasons behind them
  • Pupils who purposefully go against guidelines will be spoken to by the teacher leading their bubble and reminded of the expectations and the reasons behind them
  • Pupils who still continue to go against guidelines will be spoken to by a member of SLT
  • Pupils who still continue, to be removed from their bubble and will have to spend time with SLT
  • As a last resort, pupils who still continue to go against guidelines will receive a fixed-term exclusion
  • Any pupil who purposefully coughs or spits at or towards any other person will be removed from their bubble for the remainder of the day.
  • A repeat of the behaviour could lead to a fixed term exclusion

Rewards and sanctions

  • These will continue to run in an adapted style.
  • REACH IT points will be awarded and a tally kept by the adults in the bubble
  • Rule boards will be used to manage and sanction poor classroom behaviour related to learning (e.g. shouting out) but not to do with Covid-19 management

 

Team Teach

  • Social distancing does not allow for Team Teach holds to be used
  • De-escalation and distraction will always be trialled first
  • Evacuation of a classroom will be an option before holding
  • If a pupil shows behaviour which requires Team Teach or evacuation of a classroom they will be spoken to by SLT, as will their parents
  • If the behaviour is repeated, the pupil may be put on a reduced timetable or as a last resort may receive a fixed term exclusion