Behaviour In Our School

Behaviour at Trenode Primary Academy

We follow our Trust wide Behaviour Policy (please see the policy section of our website for this), but have our own strategies in place here.
These have been designed in line with the Education Endowment Fund guidance.

We follow the 6 main principles:

1. Know and understand our children and their influences

2. Teach learning behaviours alongside managing misbehaviour

3. Use classroom management strategies to support good classroom behaviour

4. Use simple approaches as part of our regular routine

5. Use targeted approaches to meet the needs of our individuals

6. Consistency

Here are some of our proactive strategies:

• Our high expectations underline our understanding that positive, trusting relationships enable learning.

• Through staff training, we know that behaviour is a form of communication and we work closely with our SENDCo to support all pupils with successful and achievable outcomes.

• A calm and consistent environment supports children to learn and manager their feelings and behaviour whilst encouraging a positive atmosphere.

• Collect worship provide an opportunity to reflect, learn, celebrate and explore behaviour using Bible stories to embed our Christian Values.

• We communicate effectively with parents to both celebrate positive behaviour choices (see below for examples), along with any needs identified.

• PSHE lessons are opportunities to discuss rights and responsibilities as well as our behaviour in school, at home and in the wider life community.

Here are some of our reactive strategies:

• Even when behaviour has become challenging, the adult/child relationship is of a paramount importance and needs to be maintained.

• We use developmentally appropriate sanctions in order to address the reasons for and outcomes of behaviour displayed.

• We have a progressive procedure for dealing with disruptive behaviour (please see the document below) which is consistent across both classes.

• Sanctions can include time-out, moving to a calm space, moving to another classroom, having reflection time with Mrs Pike.

• We pride ourselves on remaining good relationships with parents so we regularly speak with parents on their child's behaviour to ensure the correct support is given.

• We record incidents on Arbor (our Management Information System), so that we can track patterns, improvements and to ensure that the best provision is in place for all children.

This is how we implement them:

• We have three consistent rules across the school: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Respectful.

• Our Christian Values underpin our school and community and we refer to these throughout the day and as part of Class Dojo. Our Christian Values are: Trust, Respect, Perseverance, Humility, Friendship and Thankfulness.

• Rewards include strategies such as: Class Dojos, positive phone calls home, postcards home, certificate assembly, showing learning to other classes/adults in the school and verbal praise.

• Based on personal knowledge of their pupils, class teachers will also introduce specific reward systems in their own classrooms, for example through the use of strategies such as ‘marbles in the jar’.


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Trenode Primary Behaviour Steps.pdf
Trenode Primary Behaviour Steps.pdf




Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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