Behaviour & Discipline Policy
Charterhouse Square School is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our children so they can learn without anxiety in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. This policy needs to be read alongside the school's Anti-Bullying Policy.
Code of Behaviour
- Good manners and courtesy are expected and encouraged.
- All members of staff are to lead by example and to be role models for the children.
- Mutual respect between peers, and between pupils and staff, is essential.
- Children are to work hard and complete, whenever possible, assigned work.
- The Headmistress has overall responsibility for school discipline.
The school has very few rules and they are as follows:
- Pupils must not run or talk when moving about the building.
- No pupil is allowed to open the front door.
- Pupils must fall silent when a teacher is talking.
- Pupils must treat each other as they wish to be treated themselves.
- No medicines, except inhalers, to be kept in classrooms. Any medication brought to school should be given to the Secretary/Headmistress.
The class teacher discusses the school rules with each class and ensures that they are enforced. In addition to the school rules, each class will have its own 'classroom code', which is agreed by the children and is often displayed on the wall of the classroom. In this way, every child knows what standard of behaviour we expect in our school. If there are incidents of anti-social behaviour, the class teacher discusses these with the class during 'circle time' and records them in the class diary and message book. The class teachers in our school have high expectations of the children in terms of behaviour and they strive to ensure that all children work to the best of their ability.
- Verbal praise.
- Merit Certificates are given out in assembly.
- Staff are encouraged to send children with outstanding pieces of work or behaviour to the Headmistress.
- Displaying good work around the school.
- Results of sport fixtures, music exams etc. are celebrated in school assemblies.
- Praise postcards.
- Verbal warning.
- Moved to a different table/seat.
- Minutes taken from break/lunchtime play.
- Sent to another classroom.
- Sent to the Headmistress.
- Asked to write a letter of apology.
- Parents informed.
- Sent home for the rest of the day.
- Meeting with parents.
- Suspension or exclusion could be used in extreme circumstances but to date has never been necessary.
Serious incidents are recorded in the class diary and message book so that all staff are aware of the issues.