At Tidemill we have a behaviour management policy which encourages pupils to recognise and respect the rights of others, assist them with developing self discipline and also enhances their self esteem. We aim to create an environment that encourages good behaviour at all times.
At the beginning of the new school year all class teachers establish the class rules (class charter) with their class. These rules are displayed prominently in the classroom and referred to on a regular basis. Additionally KS1 & 2 have a “passport” system which ensures the children who continuously adhere to school rules do not go unnoticed.
Every child has a ‘fresh start’ to each day – a ‘clean’ passport. 
At Tidemill our emphasis is on rewards to reinforce good behaviour. This is achieved by:

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  • Frequent praise of both work and behaviour
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  • Stickers and stamps in books for good work
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  • Showing good work to Senior Leadership Team
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  • Awards in weekly achievement assemblies & photos displayed on Fronter.

 

Although we work very hard to ensure high standards of behaviour, there will be times when class rules are broken and it is essential that certain sanctions are used to show disapproval of unacceptable behaviour.
A stepped approach is used:

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  • If a pupil breaks a class rule within a session they will be given a warning that they are not following the agreed rules decided upon by the group.
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  • AChildren might be asked by an adult, or can choose to take a short ‘time-out’ to reflect on their behaviour and think about the choices they make.
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  • A verbal reminder is given e.g. ‘remember our class rule about putting your hand up, make sure you do that next time you want to answer a question please’.  If a child receives a verbal reminder this is marked on their passport. However, they are given the opportunity to redeem it if their behaviour then improves for the rest of the day.
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  • A child is given a ‘rule reminder’.  This is recorded in the passport and cannot be earned back.  A lunch-time detention is given and parents are informed.
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  • If the unacceptable behaviour persists, the child will be sent to another class or to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

A positive partnership with parents is crucial to building trust and developing a common approach to behaviour expectations and strategies for dealing with problems. We will always inform you at an early stage if there are concerns about your child’s behaviour. Additionally, the teacher will collate behaviour records at the end of each term and send a letter home to inform you of the number of verbal reminders, rule reminders and time out of class your child has received.

Bullying

Bullying is the repetition of unwanted behaviour towards a child over a period of time. We take bullying very seriously at Tidemill and work hard to make sure children feel safe and secure at school. However, we are aware that bullying can happen in all schools and at all ages. If bullying does occur, we want children to tell someone – a friend, a teacher, a parent or other adult so that intervention and positive action can take place. Please help us by encouraging your child to tell someone if he or she is being bullied and please contact us straight away so that we can deal with the issue as soon as possible. Similarly, if you suspect your child is developing bullying tendencies, please let us know so that we can talk and take positive action to remedy the situation.

To view our Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Safeguarding and E-Safety policies go to our Policies, Links & Reports page.