Cherry Tree Trust - Behaviour Policy (PDF format)
Intro: At The Cherry Tree Trust we aim for our pupils to become independent learners, motivated by their natural curiosity about the world in which they live in. We want them to enjoy life and be happy and aim to achieve this through the teaching of our 6 peace commitments:
· We show empathy
· We are compassionate
· We respect
· We are patient
· We are tolerant
· We forgive
· We show courage
We believe that our pupils have the right to learn in a safe environment and believe they should feel and be safe at all times. To enable this to happen we work together with all members of the school community, children, staff, parents/carers and governors to promote our peace mala promise;
‘To treat others as you would wish them to treat you!’
We understand that our pupils happiness requires the presence of positive relationships. Teachers and pupil relationships must be built on mutual respect and trust in the same way that we expect that pupils relationships with peers must be built upon respect, trust, friendship and tolerance for each others wishes. At Newall Green Primary we believe in the power of positive and frequent praise for good and caring behaviour as a more effective way of improving standards and relationships between individuals than constant criticism.
Adults within the school environment have a duty to provide positive role models in all areas of behaviour, including non-teaching staff and visitors to the school. Older pupils are encouraged to care for and support younger ones both inside and outside the school building just as they would in the family home. At Newall Green Primary we aim to have a positive caring ethos and provide challenging well planned education. The goal is to produce caring, successful pupils with a high self regard and esteem as well as an awareness of appropriate behaviour in all social and academic contexts.
Deal with situations in a calm, firm manner avoiding confrontation where possible.
Give frequent praise for good behaviour as well as for good work.
Use positive language whenever possible and as often as possible.
Think carefully about what you are saying and set realistic sanctions.
Where possible try to deal with situations yourself to enhance your own credibility and authority.
Don’t leave children unsupervised as a punishment.
Praise children who are doing the right thing as an incentive for others to follow.
Be consistent whilst taking into account each child’s individual needs.
No adult in school should ignore unacceptable behaviour and we should be giving as much praise as possible for any good behaviour we see.
(Full policy link below).