At Yattendon we utilise the 'Pivotal' approach to behaviour and have three school rules:
'Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Safe'
We feel that having three rules, alongside a solid understanding of what behaviours we expect, ensures that all members of our school community know and follow our rules.
We reward children for demonstrating behaviours that are beyond what is expected of them on a daily basis. For example, we would expect a child to pick up their own coat or their own piece of litter; however, if we see them hanging up class-mates' coats or picking up other people's litter then that is beyond expectations.
Every week, a different class is given the responsibility of observing and judging the behaviour of the whole school. The children take this role very seriously and look forward to sharing their behaviour report in our Friday assembly. They provide detailed and honest feedback about what has gone well and what needs to be improved for the following week and then ultimately make the judgement about whether the school behaviour has been graded bronze, silver or gold.
They have to consider the following areas when writing their behaviour report:
If a class see 9 or 10 of these great behaviours then the school will be awarded 'Gold'!
If a class see 6, 7 or 8 elements of these behaviours then the school will be awarded 'Silver'.
If a class see 5 or less examples of this behaviour then the school will be awarded 'Bronze'.