The Wellbeing of Pupils
Behaviour - Aims and objectives
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels
valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school's behaviour policy is designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure. It is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn.
The school’s behaviour policy is designed to promote good behaviour, rather than merely deter anti-social behaviour. We expect every member of the school community to behave in a considerate way towards others. The school rewards good behaviour, as it believes that this will develop an ethos of kindness and co operation.
We treat all children fairly and apply our behaviour policy in a consistent way. A copy of this policy is included at the back of this booklet.
*We are kind, polite, helpful and aware of others’ feelings.
*We listen carefully to others without interrupting them.
*We look after our own and other people’s belongings.
*We try our best, work hard, and learn from our mistakes.
*We treat other people the way we would like to be treated.
*We always tell the truth.
For there to be good behaviour and discipline in the school, there has to be a consistency of approach combined with high expectations and team work between all staff, parents and pupils. Children are expected to show respect, kindness and consideration towards one another. In school, positive behaviour is emphasised and encouraged through praise and positive reinforcement, awarding house points and the presentation of Golden Awards.
Corporal punishment is not used in school. If a child behaves in an anti-social manner, a discussion between the teacher and child is often sufficient.
Where there is a case of serious negative behaviour, parents will be informed and their support and co-operation will be sought and expected, to help solve the problem and to help their child understand that negative behaviour is not acceptable. As a last resort, persistent and serious negative behaviour could lead to a child being excluded from school.
How you can help your child follow our rules
Remember that, as a parent or guardian, you are a role model and you need to set clear boundaries for good manners and respect from the beginning.
Always remember to stay calm and in control but explain why the boundaries are consistent.
Encourage your child to constructively discuss their concerns and problems with you, enabling them to find the solution to an issue themselves.
Communication is key between child, parent, school and community. Give time to your child, supporting and building their self esteem, whilst listening without judging.
Racism, Sexism, Equal Opportunities
The Equal Opportunities Policy of Jurby School expects all members of the school community to show respect to others irrespective of their race, religion, colour, gender or social class. The school is opposed to racism in all its manifestations. Any incidence of racism will not be tolerated and should be brought to the immediate attention of the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors.