Behaviour & Attendance
Behaviour in the classroom and around the school - Extract from the school behaviour and discipline policy
Teaching positive behaviour
It is important for all students at Kelvin Hall School to have the opportunity to develop independent learning and organisation skills and to develop a positive self-image and appropriate self-esteem. All students are given the opportunities to learn motivation, reflection and emotional management skills to help them achieve this. By attending fully, co-operating with adults and collaborating with other students, the school encourages sociability, empathy, respect for others and a sense of belonging to a community.
These skills are taught throughout the school day by staff who model these skills and abilities and set appropriate boundaries for student behaviour, while also showing empathy and understanding. Members of staff listen to students and show understanding and respect to everyone in the school community. They provide feedback in an informative way to students and use positive consequences, or rewards, to encourage the learning of appropriate behaviour. Staff will also use negative consequences, or sanctions, to discourage the learning of inappropriate behaviour and to teach the core skills and abilities through the curriculum, tutorial sessions and personal, social and health education (PSHE) where necessary.
Students at Kelvin Hall have a responsibility to try hard and to be kind and considerate to teachers and other students. This means listening to adults and students in school and stopping to think before acting, in classrooms, corridors and around the school site.
Staff at Kelvin Hall treat all students fairly and with respect to help all students to develop their full potential.
They provide a challenging, interesting and relevant curriculum and create a safe and pleasant working environment, both physically and emotionally. To make and develop good relationships, staff use positive and negative consequences consistently and are good role models that they can form positive relationships with parent and students.
Staff recognise and value the strengths of all students and offer a framework for teaching the personal, social and emotional skills and abilities that underpin ECM, SEAL and PLTs.
Good attendance is fundamental to raising achievement
The aim of the school’s attendance policy is:
- To encourage all pupils to attend school regularly and promptly, achieving an attendance rate that enables them to progress and fulfil their potential
- To encourage positive attitudes to the school and attendance from the parents of the pupils and the wider community
- To implement a whole school policy on attendance and ensure that staff are acting on it
- To reduce unauthorised absences within the school at all levels – whole school, year group, class, individual and internal truancy
- To reward good attendance and punctuality in keeping with the rewards system in the school
- To set individual targets for all pupils.
Good attendance is critical to continue the progress that we have made at Kelvin Hall School. It is a fundamental and basic responsibility of all staff to maximise and encourage good attendance on a day-to-day basis and in their strategic and longer term decision making and planning.
The school has an attendance team who are responsible for specific action, but attendance is the responsibility of all. Parents and students are part of the partnership to improve attendance.
The school uses an electronic registration system called Lesson Monitor. This system allows the registration of pupils on a lesson-by-lesson basis and recording the information on PCs. The system allows the generation of detailed and specific analysis of pupil attendance.
If you have any questions about our behaviour and attendance policy, please contact us.