Behaviour Support

Behaviour and Attitudes at Parkside Middle School

Parkside Middle School is always committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the welfare of the young people entrusted to its care and aims always to realise its mission to provide a safe and supportive environment where there is an expectation that pupils behave responsibly, safely and respectfully.

At Parkside we believe that good behaviour is essential to allow all our pupils to achieve their full potential. Good behaviour promotes effective learning. All members of the school community have an important role to play in its success through the consistent application of agreed rules, systems and procedures.

Our Positive Behaviour & Attitudes Policy fully supports the aims of the school. We firmly believe that pupils enjoy a disciplined and happy atmosphere in which to work. This can only be established by staff, governors, parents and the pupils working together to create a relationship of mutual respect regardless of race, religion and culture.

We aim to teach pupils to choose responsible behaviour and in doing so raise self-esteem and consequently academic success. At Parkside Middle School we want to encourage pupils to make the right choice when it comes to behaviour and their learning. Setting high, but reasonable expectations should inspire our pupils to always give their best. We believe that good behaviour is an integral part of the learning process.

The New Achievement Codes can be found here.

Explanation of Behaviour Codes can be found here.

Our school has 5 Parkside Standards which will be regularly referred to in assembly and in class. These standards are non-negotiable:

We will keep ourselves and each other safe.

We will work as a team always showing politeness, kindness and respect.

We will always try our best and take pride in everything we do.

We will be prepared and organised for the school day.

We will wear the correct uniform with pride.

We focus on positive behaviour management, promoted and supported by:

A carefully planned curriculum

Effective classroom management

Playtime and lunchtime provision (lunchtime clubs, structured and free choice playground games)

Whole school behaviour management plan which has three aspects: rules, recognition and consequences

Adult role-modelling

Personalised programmes / support from outside agencies where necessary

We aim to:

Recognise and reward pupils who behave well and work hard

Promote positive behaviour and attendance

Encourage positive relationships based on mutual respect and forgiveness

Provide a positive learning environment ensuring fairness for all

Promote self-respect, self-control and accountability for behaviour

Offer an open atmosphere where children feel able to talk freely, with regard to any aspect of bullying, or other problems or concerns

Promote a system that offers consistency and support for staff and pupils that enables comprehensive monitoring of pupil behaviour and attitudes to the school

Encourage a positive relationship with parents / carers to develop a shared approach to education

With the Parkside Middle School Achievement and Behaviour points scheme embedded, behaviour at school continues to improve and enthusiasm for the reward system continues to grow. We celebrate the successes of pupils every week at our celebration assemblies, with certificates, commendations, awards, and achievement points.

Clear sanctions and boundaries exist so that all pupils know the consequences of 'poor behaviour'. These include detentions, referral to a stage, time out of class and being sent to the Pupil Support Unit (PSU) or in more severe cases being sent to the Deputy Head teachers or Head teacher. Extremely poor behaviour will always be reported to the parents, and the Headteacher and staff.

We use a Restorative Justice approach which promotes the following key principles:

Focus on harm caused by the wrong-doer and actively seeking ways to repair that harm

Creating effective and constructive dialogue and communication

Promoting fairness, honesty and openness

Treating all participants respectfully

Providing a safe environment for all participants to engage, learn and gain a shared understanding

Learning to accept responsibility, reparation, reintegration, restoration and change

Promote active listening so that we can acknowledge the viewpoint of others