Behaviour Mangement and Discipline

POLICY 1.4


BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE


RATIONALE

Children need appropriate social skills in order to learn and interact in a school setting.


PURPOSES

  1. To establish a healthy school environment by encouraging children to respect the rights of other people through practising the school values as stated in the charter and building a personal sense of wellbeing for each student.
  2. To encourage parent co-operation with behaviour problems as stated in the Schoolwide Behaviour Management Procedure.
  3. To ensure a consistent approach to discipline throughout the school through the adoption of the Schoolwide Behaviour Management Procedure Model.


GUIDELINES

  1. Each teacher should endeavour to resolve problems of behaviour within their own class setting by applying classroom behavioural expectations.
  2. The established Behaviour Management Procedure will be followed for referral of particularly difficult students.
  3. Childrens disciplinary problems will centre on positive reinforcement methods and the school wide behavioural management procedure.
  4. Suspension procedures will follow Ministry of Education Guidelines.


CONCLUSION

This policy is to be closely associated with programmes of health and wellbeing throughout the school, as well as meeting the special needs of individual children.


APPROVED: 02/17


REVIEW BY: 06/19


SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE 1.4.1



SPECIFIC PROCEDURE

CHILD CAUSING CONCERN

Step 1

  • Class teacher or duty teacher works with child to solve problem (for most incidents the process stops here).
  • For more severe incidents i.e. hitting, fighting, continual disruption teacher consults with Team Leader.
  • Strategies planned and implemented. These may include removal from the playground and exclusion from activities.
  • Principal informed
  • Parents notified
  • Counselling
  • Staff informed via staff or syndicate meeting


Step 2

  • Teacher - Senior Management member - Parent consult
  • Case data discussed
  • Other agencies called in if necessary (Special Education, Health Nurse, Whanau Support, Police, Dept of Internal Affairs (Internet Breech) etc)
  • Action planned and implemented
  • Process documented


Step 3

  • Ongoing consultation with all parties.
  • Board of Trustees informed – through Principals report
  • Staff consulted if necessary
  • Wider strategies considered e.g. (class change, Health camp etc)


PROBLEM STILL EXISTS?

Step 4

  • Parent - Pupil - Principal contract / Board of Trustees involvement
  • Agreement / non agreement
  • Suspensions (as per Ministry requirements)