Friday, 21 October 2011

Key principles for headteachers to help improve school behaviour Policy

Key principles for headteachers to help  improve school behaviour Policy

Ensure absolute clarity about the expected standard of pupils’ behaviour.  

Ensure that behaviour policy is clearly understood by all staff, parents and pupils. 

Display school rules clearly in classes and around the building. Staff and pupils should know what they are.

Display the tariff of sanctions and rewards in each class. 

Have a system in place for ensuring that children never miss out on sanctions or rewards.  


Model the behaviour you want to see from your staff. 


Visit the lunch hall and playground, and be around at the beginning and the end of the school day.
Ensure that other Senior Leadership Team members are a visible presence around the school.
Check that pupils come in from the playground and move around the school in an orderly manner. 
Check up on behaviour outside the school. 
Check the building is clean and well-maintained. 


Know the names of all staff. 
Praise the good performance of staff. 
Take action to deal with poor teaching or staff who fail to follow the behaviour policy. 


Praise good behaviour.  
Celebrate successes. 


Monitor the amount of praise, rewards and punishments given by individual staff. 
Ensure that staff praise good behaviour and work. 
Ensure that staff understand special needs of pupils. 

Individual pupils 

Have clear plans for pupils likely to misbehave and ensure staff are aware of them. 
Put in place suitable support for pupils with behavioural difficulties. 


Build positive relationships with the parents of pupils with behaviour difficulties

Taken from Charlie Taylor’s behaviour checklists

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