RAVENSCROFT NURSERY SCHOOL
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR POLICY
The discipline policy of this school provides a course of action to be taken which promotes effective teaching and learning, the building of self-esteem in the children and respects the rights of the staff and pupils in the school. The few rules are put into effect to ensure the safety of the children and to promote the development to social skills.
The staff of the school are aware that a child gradually becomes aware of the peer group and learns through trial and error to function socially. A balance will be kept between the satisfaction of the child’s needs and the necessity to modify them to meet the requirements of the group.
The rules are explained to the children as the need arises and each situation is dealt with sensitively by the staff, who do their utmost to be consistent and to show no favouritism when dealing with the children.
HOW DO WE REWARD TO PROMOTE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR?
v Verbal praise to child and parent
v Body language, a smile, nod, frown, hug
v Child is given responsibilities and jobs to do
v Care is taken of child’s paintings, drawings, constructions
WHY DO WE REWARD TO PROMOTE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR?
v To encourage effort, perseverance, participation, good behaviour
v As an incentive to carry on and progress further
v As a sign of achievement
v To satisfy child’s need for attention
v To build and improve child’s self-esteem
v To change inappropriate behaviour
v To foster an atmosphere conducive to learning
v To establish and build on adult/pupil relationships
WHAT DO WE REWARD?
v Perseverance, effort, achievement, concentration
v General improvement in behaviour
v Sharing, caring, being sensitive to the needs of others
v Good play appropriate to child
v Taking care of equipment by showing respect for toys and books
v Appropriate behaviour
v Completion of a task
SANCTIONS THAT WE APPLY, IF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR STILL CONTINUES
Every effort is made to gain the full support and co-operation of the parents because without these effective discipline is much more difficult to achieve.
SANCTIONS THAT WE APPLY, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND THE EDUCATION BOARD
v Suspension of the child
v Withdrawal of the child’s place at the school