Stay On Green
At Mandeville we take pride in the high standards of good behaviour that our children exhibit in and around the school. We believe that good behaviour and respect for each other and our surroundings ensure a calm and productive atmosphere in which to learn. In order to achieve this the school operates a system called "Stay on Green". This system ensures that children are rewarded for good behaviour and that positive behaviour management techniques are used consistently by all staff. We have very high expectations concerning behaviour and hope to develop children’s understanding of the impact of choices they make, whether positive or negative.
Good behaviour and achievement is not automatically learned. Instead, positive behaviours must be modelled, explained, taught, supported and recognised. The expectations are designed to focus on positive action (I like the way you are walking sensibly) rather than what children should not do (do not run). The expectations are agreed actions so that there is consistency and fairness in all areas of school life. Positive behaviour language is used by all staff to reinforce the approval of children doing the right thing and not to constantly address those who do not.
All children are encouraged to 'stay on green' and are rewarded for doing so with golden time at the end of the week. For those who do not do the right thing there are a series of warnings and sanctions that aim to allow them to correct their bad behaviour and make better choices next time
Mandeville School Rules:
- Give people a reason to be proud of you.
- Always listen and follow instructions.
- Focus on your learning and allow others to learn.
- Be kind in your actions and your words.
- Look after our school environment.
The school rules are displayed in all classrooms and communal areas and each classroom or learning space will have stay on green charts which show at any point on any day how each child is doing. Each child has an individual pocket with their name on it. Broadly speaking this is the system that operates school wide although there are slightly differing systems in place for children of different ages. The aim is to keep a green card in the pocket and to ‘stay on green’.
If a child has had a verbal warning from a teacher and not improved their behaviour they will be put on a blue card where the aim is to be moved back to green in order to earn your golden time, according to age they will then spend 5 minutes on the class time out chair. If on return to the class activity the child still continues with the behaviour they will be put on a yellow card which means time out in another class. The final stage of sanction if a child fails to correct their behaviour would be a red card at which point the headteacher or an assistant head are involved. The senior leader will write a letter home to the parent and record details of the incident in a central record. All red cards are analysed on a termly basis and patterns of certain types of behaviour are collated and used to inform ongoing practice, inclusion support and curriculum practice for that individual. Three red cards means a meeting with parents and child is held and six red cards means a one day exclusion from school.
In cases of violence or extreme behaviour that puts staff, children or the child themselves at risk, the child will go straight to a red card without going through the system. The ultimate sanction is exclusion from school for a period of days (temporary exclusion) or permanently.
Rewards and Golden Time
Rewards for good behaviour and attitude to learning aremany and varied. They begin with praise and are reinforced with stickers, certificates, postcards home, phone calls from the teacher and whole school recognition in the form of a ‘Golden Award' medal and name in the newsletter. There are whole class rewards when classes fill a button jar or achieve a specific target and these are rewarded with a class picnic, cinema trip or other treat chosen by the class.
A major part of Mandeville’s positive approach to behaviour management is the idea that children are rewarded for doing the right thing. ‘Golden Time’is an opportunity for teachers to organise a special reward session for the children. This is usually held on a Friday afternoon and could include activities such as children playing games, doing an art activity, cooking or even face painting. However, if a child breaks one of the school rules, they will miss some of their golden time.
Green tokens are awarded for outstanding behaviour. Children who are walking around the school sensibly and those who display amazing manners are awarded green points. All members of staff can give out green points when they see children exhibiting these fabulous behaviours.
Each week the green tokens are counted up and we see which classes have the most green points. In our weekly assemblies we announce the winners and award the winning class with a trophy or a cuddly bear to keep for the week.
Standards for Outstanding Behaviour at Mandeville
1.) Walk calmly and quietly everywhere inside the school building.
2.) Always use your sensible and good manners and be polite. Hold the doors open for people and remember to say ‘Thank you’ and ‘You’re welcome’.
3.) Follow the school rules.
4.) Make sure you are on time for teaching and learning.
5.) When you are in the line make sure you face the front, you are silent and show that you are ready.
Everyone is responsible for behaviour of all children and all adults should reinforce the rules whenever appropriate, every parent signs the home school agreement on their child's entry to the school. The assembly programme supports the school’s expectations and they are discussed in both the PSHE, and the SEAL curriculum.