Behaviour principles at Tennyson Road
We have additional information regarding behaviour and expectations in our Behaviour Policy, however this policy supports us to meet the following aims:
- to provide a whole school consistent therapeutic approach to behaviour management and teach pupils the expectations for behaviour
- for behaviour systems to be a whole school approach, supported and followed by the entire school community – parents, teachers, children and the local governing body (LGB) – based on a sense of community and shared values.
- to foster a caring, family atmosphere, in which teaching and learning can take place in a safe and happy environment.
- through the School Curriculum, to teach moral values and attitudes as well as knowledge and skills. (This will promote responsible behaviour, self-discipline, self-respect and respect for other people and property).
- to consistently use our system of rewards and sanctions by; reinforcing good behaviour, by providing a range of rewards for children of all ages and abilities, rather than simply punish bad behaviour.
- to resolve behavioural problems in a caring and sympathetic manner as they occur, in the expectation of achieving an improvement in behaviour.
For further information please see the Behaviour and Discipline policy here.
Our therapeutic approach
Our behaviour system is one that centres around teaching children the behaviours for learning. We employ a system called 'learning zones' which centres around children being able to identify which zone they are in and to regulate themselves to remain within the 'Yellow zone'. During PSHE lessons children are taught the language within each zone and this is modelled by all staff.
To achieve consistency with this approach, all learning spaces have 'learning zones' posters which can easily be referred to. Rewards and certificates use the language of learning zones to reinforce the approach further.
When a child becomes dysregulated and enters the 'red zone' they are are supported to self-regulate using one of the many red zone folders throughout the school. The activities within the folder are pre-taught so that children know what to do to get back on track with their learning. If the self-regulation activities are unsuccessful then the child will be taken to the dedicated self-regulation space within school called : The Ready to Learn room (RTLR). The RTLR is a dedicated behaviour space, manned by a behaviour teaching assistant, which the children can use to re-regulate.
Parental Behaviour workshops
If you would like to know more about our therapeutic approach or our behaviour systems we would encourage you to attend one of our parental behaviour workshops. Here you will get a more thorough insight into the systems and procedures in place to support your children with behaviour at school.