Behaviour Policies

What strategies are used to help children and young peoples positive behaviour in line with policies?

Q1 At the start of the school yearit is important to find out as much as possible about the pupils you will be working with by talking to previous teachers or reading reports from the previous year. Pupils respond better to confident, knowledgeable staff who prepare interesting lessons and give positive and constructive feedback. It is important to become familiar with the schools behaviour management policy so it can be referred to if need be and so that rules for behaviour are consistent across the school.
Referring to the school policy where I am employed it states that – Good behaviour is not automaticallylearned but needs to be taught and supported by parents. I really believe in supported at home then this would be consistent to what is expected at school. School rules are kept to an essential minimum. They are developed to be meaningful to children. The rules are all designed to develop courtesy, good manners and mutual respect and they are there to protect children. It is important that praise and reward should have great emphasis. Children will achieve more, be better motivated and behave better when staff commend and reward success rather than focus on failure. Rewards could be a positive comment on a piece of work, recognition in assembly, displayed work in a classroom or communal area or a visit to the headteacher for commendations, opportunities to have more responsibility within school eg school council, monitors etc. At the school where I work we have a whole school reward system where children can receive an on the spot smiley sticker, they then put this onto a chart in their classroom. Smileys can be given for good work/ effort , good manners, caring attitude, staying on task etc. When a child has got ten smileys on their chart they receive a teacher certificate from their own teacher, when a child receives one hundred smileys they get a bronze...