Behaviour Principles Written Statement:
Rationale and Purpose
This Statement has been drawn up in accordance with the Education and Inspections Act 2006, and DfE guidance (The school behaviour policy: the role of the governing body) and the Equality Act 2010.
The purpose of this statement is to provide guidance for the headteacher in drawing up the Fawbert and Barnard Infants' School Behaviour Policies (Positive Behaviour, Anti-Bullying and Reducing the Need for Restrictive Intervention in Schools) so that they reflect the shared aspirations and beliefs of governors, staff, parents and carers for the children in the school, as well as taking full account of law and guidance on behaviour matters. Staff should be confident that they have the governor’s support when following this guidance.
This is a statement of principles, not practice: it is the responsibility of the headteacher to draw up the Behaviour Policies at Fawbert and Barnard Infants' School, though they must take account of these principles when formulating this.
The headteacher is also asked to take account of the guidance in DfE publication Behaviour and Discipline in Schools: a guide for headteachers and school staff (January 2016).
The Behaviour Policies must be publicised, in writing, to staff, parents/carers and children each year. It must also appear on the school’s website.
Our Behaviour Principles
reflect our school values and our curriculum drivers.
At Fawbert & Barnard Infants' School we believe that every child has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, deserves to have their needs recognised and be given the right support. All school staff need to be able to safely manage behaviour and understand what a child is seeking to communicate through difficult or dangerous behaviours. The purpose of this policy is to create a happy, pleasant, secure and stimulating learning environment where everyone will be encouraged and inspired to do their very best. We believe that high-quality teaching promotes effective learning and prosocial behaviour and experiences. Our emphasis will be on recognising and celebrating effort and success, so that all pupils feel valued. We will teach pupils to take responsibility for their own actions, to understand the consequences of their choices and to become responsible citizens for the future. We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying, racism and all other forms of discrimination by adults or pupils, and any such incidents will be dealt with promptly and firmly. Our policy is based on Hertfordshire ‘Steps’ model and is the local authority’s preferred approach to therapeutic behaviour management.
Our School Aims
To continue to provide an excellent early education for every child in our care in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment where each individual is valued, and encourage to develop their love of learning.
Through the ‘Steps’ approach we aim to promote;
Hertfordshire Steps focuses on care and control, not punishment. It uses techniques to deescalate a situation before a crisis occurs and, where a crisis does occur, it adopts techniques to reduce the risk of harm. Our behaviour policy supports these principles.
All staff have attended training during the 2021 academic year and this was delivered by accredited tutors.
Staff and other adults in school will:
How the adults at F&B will promote prosocial behaviour
We help children to be enthusiastic and focused about learning by:
Please see the fully policy list via the link below: