At Silverline Private School we have a clear expectation that students’ behaviour as well as their attitude to learning will be excellent. We have in place both positive reinforcement practices and clearly established procedures for dealing with incidents of unacceptable behaviour. Any measures and sanctions applied will consider individual needs of students.
We believe that the ethos of the school is central to creating an environment which allows all students to develop and maintain high standards of behaviour and academic achievement. The quality of relationships throughout the school is of the utmost importance because it:
- Enables teachers to teach and students to learn.
- Raises self-esteem.
- Provides a harmonious and mutually respectful atmosphere.
- Is accepted and required in the wider society beyond school life.
Aims of the Student Attitudes and Behaviour Policy
- To provide an orderly, fair, consistent and safe environment where effective teaching and learning can take place.
- To encourage self-discipline in all students, helping them to make positive choices and to recognise consequences.
- To develop a whole school consistent approach to behaviour management.
- Regular attendance.
- To access a safe, stimulating environment.
- To feel valued.
- To be offered an appropriate, well balanced curriculum with realistic expectations.
- To have good role models provided by all adults in school.
- To develop an understanding of right and wrong and consequences of poor choices.
- To be involved in the discussion of whole school expectations at the beginning of each academic year.
- To know that their children are safe and are going to be treated fairly.
- To be welcomed into school as partners in their children’s education.
- To be well informed and involved with their child’s life in school.
- To know they will be expected to take responsibility for the behaviour of their child both inside and outside of school.
- Teachers to contact parents about any significant behaviour and discipline issue.
- To know that bullying incidents, including cyber bullying, will be dealt with quickly with a zero-tolerance approach.
- To be able to teach without disruption.
- To be supported by a clear and consistent implementation of the behaviour policy.
- To work in partnership with parents.