At The Riverbank primary school we believe that no two children are the same. We encourage the whole child to reach his or her full potential and acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and values for life.
Tolerance of others
Patience with others
Caring for others and objects
Honesty to ourselves and others
Diversity of thought and culture
Respect for each other and ourselves
Autonomy, individuality, being our own person
Co-operation with others to enable us all to succeed
• We recognise that many factors can influence behaviour, and that different children respond to different learning styles
• Behaviour chart – with each child’s name/picture.
• Individual sticker/reward charts for each child.
• Sand timers/visible clockThe class teacher, through the use of positive body language, verbal praise, stickers, certificates etc. will deal with general classroom behaviour.
For repeated patterns of behaviour, classroom teacher should consult the ‘head of school’ and together they will draw up targets or an individual behaviour programme. The head will contact the parents by email to make them aware of this action.
If no improvement is made, a letter will be sent home inviting the parents to come and discuss the situation, and make a plan of action together which will be reinforced both at home and in school.
At The RiverBank primary school the use of ‘reasonable force’ will always be as a last resort, but there are two main categories where ‘reasonable force’ may be appropriate or necessary to control or restrain a child. These categories are as follows:
1. Where action is necessary in self-defence or because there is an imminent risk of injury (i.e. pupils are fighting, a pupil attacks a member of staff).
2. Where there is an assessment of risk of injury, or significant damage to property (i.e. a pupil is engaged in or on the verge of committing deliberate damage to property, a pupil is causing, or at risk of causing injury or damage by accident by rough play, out of control behaviour or the misuse of objects).
During the course of any physical intervention the use of voice is likely to be the best tool available to staff in seeking to de-escalate the situation, staff should attempt to communicate with the child at all times.
Any physical restraint should be recorded and passed on to the head of department.