Behaviour for Learning
Behaviour and Attitudes towards Learning at Northumberland PRU
Behaviour at Northumberland PRU is very important. All pupils are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that best suits their education and respects the right of others to learn and enjoy school without disruption.
To encourage positive behaviour, we have an easy to understand system in operation around the school site.
We aim to provide a safe, caring, well-ordered environment, which is vital to effective teaching and learning.
A successful approach towards behaviour requires the commitment and consistency of practice of all staff to ensure that learners know the standards expected of them. All members of the school are expected to help maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, with courtesy and mutual respect as basic requirements. Learners are treated fairly and consistently.
Northumberland PRU's behaviour policy is not exhaustive and underpins the school rules:
Our approach towards behaviour is designed to:
- Promote British values
- Support effective teaching and learning
- Foster mutual respect
- Prepare learners for the adult world
- Create consistency of expectations and consequences
- Challenge poor behaviour in an appropriate manner
- Keep staff and students safe
- Create calm corridors and purposeful classrooms
- Staff use most appropriate method of teaching, which draws on students’ experiences and values their contributions
- Pupils are taught in a classroom where routines are established and high standards expected
- Explicit and regular praise is used for all types of achievement
A clear rewards and sanctions strategy is in place to ensure that our Behaviour Policy is consistently applied, this includes:
- Staff record negative incidents on internal central system
- Staff at all levels monitor BFL on internal central system
- Internal Rewards scheme in operation
- Weekly postcards written/sent by staff to identified students
- Frequent dialogue with home
How do we achieve consistency of implementation?
- BFL communicated frequently to pupils in registration and in lessons
- Staff support to deliver consistency around the school site
- Data is reviewed according to the calendar of monitoring and evaluation in both Curriculum and Pastoral areas
How will we communicate the policy to everyone?
- Staff training and meetings where ‘BFL’ is a standardised agenda item
- Form Tutor activity
- Letters home
How do we know it is understood and accepted?
- Data tracking by Behaviour Lead to demonstrate improvement in behaviour
- Calm environment around building supported by duty team
- Behaviour a standing item at Senior Leadership Team meetings, Curriculum and Pastoral area meetings
- Classroom teachers/support staff to maintain a consistent approach to classroom management
How do we get consistency of implementation for dress?
- Parents/carers and students clear on what is expected (letters/website/policies)
- Uniform check every lesson and in tutorial session
Mobile phones and other technical equipment
All technical equipment must be switched off and unseen whilst students are on school site. If such equipment is in view then the incident will be logged and students will be asked to return the equipment to their bag/pocket. Logs will be monitored and this may result in equipment being confiscated by the pastoral team.