Behaviour management

Alongside the school's behaviour policy, we have in-class behaviour management tools which parents might like to know more about...
 
The behaviour rainbow
 
All children have their own peg.  
The children all start the week on the green ('ready to learn').
From there the choices they make in class will dictate whether their name moves up or down the rainbow.
 
Reasons for moving up
Exceptionally good work
Showing good manners
Being kind to friends
Enthusiasm for learning
 
Reasons for moving down
Shouting out/not putting hand up
Being unkind to others
Not showing good manners
Not trying
>hitting, kicking, hurting others and swearing mean name is moved directly to red.
 
Children whose names are on red will miss out on all of their golden time and parents will be contacted.
 
Children whose names are on orange ('teacher's choice') will lose 5-15 minutes of golden time/playtime incrementally.
 
Children whose names have been moved to yellow ('make better choices') are considered to have been given a warning and behaviour is being monitored.
 
Green means 'ready to  learn'.
 
Children whose names are above green will be celebrated on Friday afternoons...
 
Children whose names are on purple will receive a sticker.
 
Children whose names are on blue will receive a sticker and a certificate.
 
Children whose names are on pink will get to choose a prize from the 'dippy box'.
 
 
 
High standards of behaviour are an expectation at West Walker.  Good behaviour is imperative for good learning.  The behaviour rainbow is used to reinforce this.  All children in the class understand the consequences of their choices in school.  Rules are consistent and fair for every pupil in the class.
 
 
Mr Potato Head
 
This is used to encourage the class to work together as a team.  When ALL children in the class are doing the right thing (e.g. lining up smartly, joining in, sitting nicely in assembly) then they will win a piece for Mr Potato Head.  When he is completed they can choose a class treat.
 
Quiet Critters
 
These are used when children are required to work quietly.  A 'Quiet Critter' is given to each child.  If they begin to talk to a friend then their Critter is removed.  At the end of the task, any children who still have their Critter receive a passport sticker.
 
Restorative Justice
 
This technique is used when children have made the wrong choices and have been sanctioned (i.e. time out or missing golden time). 

1. The child is spoken to and asked to identify what they did that was wrong.
2. The child is asked why they think it was wrong/how it made other people feel
3. The child is then asked how they could resolve the problem ('make things better').
Thinking time may be needed.
4. The child is given the opportunity to resolve the problem, either by apologising, writing a letter to the victim, or in some way fixing what they have done.
 
If you have any questions about the behaviour management techniques used in class, please ask me.
 
Thank you,
 
Mrs Webster