Positive Relationships and Behaviour
We expect the best behaviour from our children. At Julian’s, the children are well-behaved and work hard, showing respect for others and the school. They are encouraged to be courteous, helpful and to reflect the ethos of our school at all times.
“Classrooms promote high standards of behaviour. Teachers emphasise high expectations, and pupils respond very well. Pupils come into classrooms ready to learn and behave very well towards each other.”
- Ofsted report, 2017
The behaviour policy at Julian's is based on all members of the school community living the five school values (respect, integrity, creativity, excellence and resilience) through agreed expectations that are developed in each class at the start of the year. Behaviour choices are rewarded and sanctioned in a consistent way across the school - with parents/carers informed about both positive and negative choices.
Class teachers are always the starting point for these relationships and take great care to:
- Treat children respectfully and as individuals
- Establish clear routines
- Communicate expectations of behaviour in ways other than verbally
- Highlight and promote good behaviour
- Conclude the day positively and start the next day afresh
- Have a plan for dealing with low-level disruption
- Use positive reinforcement
We have a restorative approach to resolving conflict and work hard to develop positive relationships at all levels throughout the school and work through the process of protect, relate, regulate and reflect in order to support this.
At Julian's, we have recently revised our behaviour policy. The previously used traffic light system and sanctions have been replaced by a reflection table in each classroom. This enables pupils to sit in a safe space whilst still accessing and participating in their learning. Children are able to use various means of sensory input to help regulate their emotions as well as view the Zones of Regulations to help recognise their feelings. If you have any questions about how you can support your child coping with difficult feelings and emotions please do ask.
We are committed to providing a caring, holistic, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils are able to immediately seek help and support in the knowledge that all incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively for both parties. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who is aware that bullying is happening knows to relay that information immediately to staff.