Management of Behaviour Procedure
Management of Behaviour Procedure
The aim of this procedure is to safeguard both children and staff at Just For Fun. Whilst the procedure sets out guidelines to reward positive behaviour, it also deals with the event of negative and persistently undesirable behaviour
At Just For Fun everyone has a part to play in the promotion of high standards of behaviour. It is important that there is a clear code of conduct reinforced by a balanced combination of rewards and consequences, whilst at the same time promoting an understanding that appropriate behaviour is the responsibility of the individual. Just for fun believes in the power of intrinsic motivation in children. Rather than extrinsically reward children they are taught from a young age that adopting the correct learning behaviour is paramount for themselves.
The adults need to establish consistent levels of good behaviour with the support of parents, with the praise and rewards supporting this. Children need to know how to make good choices; with the need to receive constant positive encouragement as means of motivation.
Promoting positive behaviour
Just For fun recognise who are well behaved. This is not only raises self esteem but encourages other to follow their example. As a result this should reduce the incidents of negative behaviour, making a club a better place for all. Part of this is created by an awareness of behaviour expectations and recognise that there is a consistent use of praise when behaviour is appropriate and sanctions when it is inappropriate. Staff are encouraged to relay these achievements to other members of staff, management and groups of children.
What Constitutes Unacceptable Behaviour?
An event that either directly or indirectly compromises the safety, security or well-being of the child, other children, or a member of staff.
We appreciate that negative behaviour can range from minor disobedience to threatening and potentially violent behaviour. This procedure is to be used in cases of a more serious nature. The general high-spirited nature of the children playing may require a ‘time-out’ or cooling-off period. Sometimes behaviour escalates and can become unsafe. It is on these occasions that the following procedure should be used.
The golden rules will be written and discussed with the children at the beginning of the academic year. The golden rules will then be displayed for all children and parents.
Procedure For Dealing with Unacceptable Behavior
When confronted with negative behavior, staff will be clear to distinguish between ‘disengaged’, ‘disruptive’ and ‘unacceptable’ behaviour.
remarks, violence, bullying or destruction of equipment or personal belongings.
Staff will be clear that consequences will follow from such behaviour, including in the first instance, temporarily removing a child from the activity session.
Unacceptable behaviour will always be discussed with parents/carer and child.
Parents/carers will be notified of any incident has displayed unacceptable behaviour, or, where their child has been violent towards another child or a member of staff.
Support will always be offered to parents to help them find strategies to assist them in dealing with behaviour issues, as this often has an impact on the child behaviour at Just For Fun. Where ever possible a joint strategy will be discussed and agreed.
When confronted with negative behaviour staff will be clear to distinguish between “disengaged disruptive” and “unacceptable” behaviour. Staff will be clear that the consequences such behaviour, including in the first instance, temporarily removing a child from the activity session. Unacceptable behaviour will always be discussed with parents/carers. They will be notified of any incidents that have displayed unacceptable behaviour have been violent another child or member of staff. Support will be offered to the parents to help find strategies to assist them in dealing with behavioural issue. Wherever possible a joint strategy will be discussed and agreed.
One Incident of Misbehaviour
If a child consistently misbehaves the following action will follow:
- The child will be given a warning and given an explanation as to why he should not repeat unacceptable behaviour.
Second Incident of Misbehaviour
If a significant second incident occurs the following actions will be taken:
- A record will be made in the incident book and the parent/carer collecting the child will be asked to sign the entry.
- The child will be removed from activities and will be asked to sit on a time out for a minute for each year of their age. The Manager will then discuss the reasons for the behaviour, why the behaviour is unacceptable, how the behaviour can be managed by the child and the consequences of their actions on others.
Third Incident of Misbehaviour
If another incident occurs the following actions will be taken:
The child will be withdrawn from all activities until the following has occurred and decision and agreement by all has been made:
- Discussion with parents
- Managers are informed.
- The parent will be spoken to about exclusion from the club.
If after three written warnings over the period of the child’s attendance, or there is an incident which is deemed completely unacceptable the parent / guardian will be invited to meet with the Managers to discuss matters, which may include the exclusion of the child from Just For Fun Out Of School Club Ltd.
The Manager will be responsible for Behaviour Management issues.
Just For Fun Out Of School Club Ltd reserves the right to exclude a child with immediate effect if issues of safety arise from a child’s behaviour.