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Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School

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Relationships and Positive Behaviour

At Sir Francis Hill , we use a restorative behaviour system.


Our policy is based on the principles of mutual respect, self -control and proper regard for others. The aim is to create a safe, happy and secure environment in which children learn consideration and respect for others.  In all of this, strong emphasis is placed on fostering positive relationships between staff and pupils and on the co-operation and support of parents as the attitude of parents can have strong influence on the pupil’s response to authority and rules in school - Ready, Respect and Safe. 

Expectations of Staff

We expect every adult to:

  • Meet and greet at the door;
  • Refer to ‘Ready, Respect, Safe’;
  • Model positive behaviours and build relationships;
  • Plan lessons that engage, challenge and meet the needs of all children;
  • Use a visible recognition mechanism throughout lessons (eg, Recognition boards);
  • Be calm and give ‘take up time’ when going through the steps. Prevent before sanctions;
  • Follow up every time, retain ownership and engage in reflective dialogue with children;
  • Never ignore or walk past children who are behaving badly.


Expectations of Parents

We expect every adult to:

  • Support the school in ensuring excellent behaviour in school is a shared expectation;
  • Support the class teacher in any sanctions deemed necessary;
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the school;
  • Refer to ‘Ready, Respect, Safe’;
  • Model positive behaviours and build relationships.


Expectations of Leaders

Leaders are not expected to deal with behaviour referrals in isolation. Rather they are to stand alongside colleagues to support, guide, model and show a unified consistency to the children.

We expect senior leaders to:

  • Meet and greet children at the beginning of the day;
  • Be a visible presence around school to encourage appropriate conduct;
  • Support staff in returning children to learning by sitting in on meetings and supporting staff in conversations;
  • Regularly celebrate staff and children whose efforts go above and beyond expectations;
  • Encourage positive communication with parents (notes & phone calls);
  • Ensure staff training needs are identified and targeted;
  • Use behaviour data to target and assess interventions.


Senior Leaders will:

  • Take time to welcome children at the start of the day;
  • Be a visible presence around the site and especially at transition times;
  • Celebrate staff, leaders and children whose effort goes above and beyond expectations;
  • Regularly share good practice;
  • Support teachers in managing children with more complex or entrenched negative behaviours;
  • Regularly review provision for children who fall beyond the range of written policies.