Statement of Principle
All students within Broadgreen International School are entitled to a safe, secure environment and ethos conducive to effective learning. Good behaviour underpins the success of a school and we expect all students to demonstrate high standards of behaviour at all times. We recognise that some students experience difficulties and we will do all we can to support them but every student is expected to do their very best. All incidents of unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in a fair and appropriate way. It is important that Broadgreen recognises and rewards positive behaviour and achievement. A successful school incorporates the support of all parents and carers.
The expectations we have of students.
Our expectations are fully explained within the Code of Conduct.
Behaviour Support Structure
The classroom teacher should deal with most incidents of behaviour - The class teacher should manage behaviour issues such as:
When poor behaviour is identified, sanctions should be implemented consistently and fairly in line with the behaviour policy. These can include:
Pupil Exclusion Room (ER)
The Pupil Exclusion Room (ER) is an alternative to fixed term exclusion. A pupil may be placed in the ER by a senior member of staff. This may be for a variable amount of time, depending on the seriousness of the incident. This will be communicated to parents via letter and/or phone call home. The ER will be staffed throughout the day by different teaching staff, and the pupils will complete work set by their timetabled teachers.
Exclusions will be issued for serious breaches of behaviour. The decision will be made by the Headteacher. A permanent exclusion may be issued for repeated fixed- term exclusions where the student persistently fails to respond, or for one major incident.
The following types of incident may lead to exclusion:
This is not an exhaustive list and the Headteacher may exclude for other offences as is appropriate.
Broadgreen uses Negotiated Transfers as a way of preventing Permanent Exclusions. Negotiated Transfers are used within Liverpool Local Authority.
Reasons for a Negotiated Transfer (NT):
Confiscation of inappropriate items and Teachers Power to Search:
The general power to discipline enables a member of staff to confiscate, retain or dispose of a pupil’s property as a punishment, so long as it is reasonable in the circumstances. The law protects them from liability for damage to, or loss of, any confiscated items provided they have acted lawfully. School staff can search a pupil for any item that may contravene the Broadgreen Behaviour Policy.
Power to search without consent for “prohibited items” including:
Weapons and knives and extreme or child pornography must always be handed over to the police, otherwise it is for the teacher to decide if and when to return a confiscated item.
School staff can seize any banned or prohibited item found as a result of a search or which they consider harmful or detrimental to school discipline.
DFE guidance stipulates that Schools can use reasonable force to:
Discipline outside the School Gates
Teachers have a statutory power to discipline students for misbehaving outside of the school premises. Section 89(5) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (Guidance updated 2014) gives head teachers a specific statutory power to regulate students’ behaviour in these circumstances “to such extent as is reasonable.”
In line with DFE Guidance and Broadgreen’s Behaviour Policy, the school may discipline a
Pupil for any misbehaviour when the child is:
This includes ensuring that pupils are behaving in a safe and orderly manner when leaving school from Queens Drive, Ringcroft Road and Heilers Road entrances/exits.
The Behaviour Policy in relation to the Equality ACT 2010 in respect of students with SEND
The school acknowledges its legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 and in respect of students with SEND. All incidents are investigated, and reasonable adjustments made for students on the SEND register.
Allegations of Abuse against Staff
Allegations of abuse are be taken seriously, but we will ensure that we deal with allegations quickly in a fair and consistent way that provides effective protection for the child and supports the person who is the subject of the allegation. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality and guard against unwanted publicity while an allegation is being investigated. Malicious accusations against school staff are fully investigated and will be dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.
The investigation will be led by the Head Teacher and appropriate action will be taken if the allegations are found to be malicious and unfounded.
Policy updated: October 2016 DCN