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Clavering Primary School

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Children

Children have the right to:

…feel safe

…be treated with respect

…learn

…have fun

Children are responsible for:

…sharing with one another

…being caring

…being helpful

…thinking about one another’s feelings

…being quiet so that everyone can learn

…responding when spoken to

…speaking politely

…walking around the school building

…being tidy

…looking after equipment

…looking after their own property

…using appropriate language

TEACHERS

Teachers have the right to:

…teach without disruption

…be supported in doing so by the policies of the school, by their colleagues, by senior managers and governors and by parents and pupils

…be treated with respect

Teachers are responsible for:

…establishing a classroom management plan, agreed between the teacher and the class members, to meet the needs of both

…agreeing a classroom code of behaviour with each new class that will allow the teacher to teach and the learners to learn and that will ensure a safe environment for all

…informing parents about expected behaviour and seeking their support

…organising the classroom in a way that encourages successful learning by giving attention to:

  • space for working and movement
  • seating arrangements
  • access to materials and equipment
  • noise levels
  • routines

…knowing the children as individuals, recognising their characters, identifying their learning styles and taking this knowledge into account when planning lessons

…planning activities appropriate to the ability, maturity and special educational needs of the children

…being aware of safety issues when planning activities

…establishing procedures for giving directions about tasks

…teaching children about behaviour skills

…planning and responding to individual needs to learn behaviour skills

…having high expectations of children

…providing opportunities for children to develop different kinds of relationships with one another

…allowing children to express their views and feelings and seeking to extend their understanding of relationships through the PHSE curriculum

…being consistent and fair when giving rewards or imposing sanctions

…liaising with support teachers, mid day staff, parents and the headteacher

…ensuring that all adults working with children are aware of the expectations regarding behaviour and of the strategies used to teach and reinforce that expected behaviour

…providing a good example of behaviour

Non teaching staff

All members of staff have the right to:

…carry out their jobs effectively

…be supported in doing so by the policies of the school, by their colleagues and by senior managers and governors

…be treated with respect

Learning Support Assistants are responsible for:

  • being aware of relevant and accepted expectations and reinforcing them
  • being consistent and fair when giving rewards or imposing sanctions
  • knowing the children as individuals, recognising their characters and taking this knowledge into account when working with them
  • being aware of procedures for giving directions about tasks and reinforcing them
  • teaching children about behaviour skills
  • reassuring, re-focusing and reaffirming tasks set for children
  • fulfilling roles identified within Behaviour Programmes for children on the ESA and responding to individual needs to learn behaviour skills
  • having high expectations of children
  • providing opportunities for children to develop different kinds of relationships with one another by encouraging involvement in, for example, playground games and conversation
  • allowing children to express their views and feelings and seeking to extend their understanding of relationships through discussion
  • responding to children’s needs swiftly
  • observing children and informing class teachers and/or the head teacher about specific incidents or trends in behaviour
  • encouraging respectful attitudes for others, the environment, property and equipment

MIDDAY staff members are responsible for;

  • being friendly and approachable
  • being aware of relevant and accepted expectations and reinforcing them
  • being consistent and fair when giving rewards or imposing sanctions
  • knowing the children as individuals, recognising their characters and taking this knowledge into account when working with them
  • teaching children about behaviour skills
  • having high expectations observing children and informing class teachers and/or the head teacher about specific incidents or trends in behaviour
  • encouraging respectful attitudes for others, the environment, property and equipment

PARENTS AND CARERS

Parents and Carers have the right to:

  • be treated with respect and to have their opinions valued
  • be informed of the approach to the management of behaviour taken within the school
  • be informed about their child’s behaviour through parent/teacher consultations, annual reports and through other contacts, verbal and written, as appropriate
  • be involved in planning and implementing behaviour programmes
  • be informed of decisions about the management of their child’s behaviour

Parents and Carers are responsible for:

  • informing the school of any medical or social circumstance that might affect the behaviour of their child
  • providing their child with the opportunity to discuss school so that any worries or concerns are recognised at an early stage
  • informing the school of any concerns about their own child’s behaviour
  • keeping in touch with their child’s teacher both formally and informally so that their child’s interests can be discussed whenever necessary
  • supporting and co-operating with the school in implementing the behaviour policy
  • respecting the staff of the school and valuing their professional opinions
  • promoting positive attitudes towards school
  • providing a good example of behaviour

GOVERNORS

Governors have the right to:

  • be involved in the development of the policy in accordance with the stated aims of the school
  • be informed about the successes of the policy in maintaining high standards of behaviour

Governors are responsible for:

  • ensuring that the school has a behaviour and discipline policy
  • supporting staff in implementing the policy
  • monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of that policy in bringing about its stated aims and objectives
  • reporting on the effectiveness of the policy to parents
  • providing opportunities for dialogue with children, staff and parents