Positive Behaviour Management
The Always system acknowledges the well behaved children, the children who always try hard. We always aim to promote the good. Always badges are to be worn with pride and the children love to wear their ‘Always badges’. All staff notice ‘Always’ children and it is the children wearing their ‘Always Badge’ who are chosen for treats/jobs around school. Year 6 have prefect badges for which the same ‘Always’ system applies.
Each class at St Thomas Leesfield has their own set of ‘Always Rules’ depending on different behaviour. The ‘Always Rules’ are displayed clearly within the classroom so that the children are constantly aware of them. The rules should be effective and are changed throughout the year to suit the age/changes in behaviour.
If a child follows all the ‘Always Rules’ then they receive an ‘Always Badge’ from the Headteacher so that they can be recognised. However, if they do not follow the ‘Always Rules’ then the badge must be returned to the Headteacher and the child returns to class to work towards earning it back.
Parents have commented on how much they appreciate this ‘Always’ system as it is important that the children with a good attitude to learning should be noticed and thanked. It is our way of saying thank you for always doing the right thing, always following the class rules.
Examples of Always Rules
Always use an indoor voice
Always have kind hands & feet, no need to push
Always try to help others
Always be polite
Always try your best
Always be ready to listen, learn & work
Always wear the correct uniform smartly
Always treat others as you would like to be treated
Always wear your badge with pride
Always act sensibly
Always take responsibility for your own actions
Always lead by example