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Positive Behaviour Policy

Monitoring And Evaluation

The administration of It’s Your Mojo will update this Policy and procedures in the light of any further guidance and legislation as necessary and review it annually.

On-going evaluation will ensure the effectiveness of the Policy.

Philosophy of It’s Your Mojo

At It’s Your Mojo, we seek to develop an ethos of mutual respect for and by all those involved in the life of the community. Encouraging such an awareness of the mutual needs and rights of others is an integral part of our ethos. As children learn by example we believe that all tutors should model an awareness and respect for the needs and rights of every child.

Aims of and commitment to promoting positive behaviour:

  • To create an environment where positive behaviour and social responsibility is encouraged by reinforcement and praise; this approach helps to raise the child’s self-esteem and promotes self-discipline.

  • Tutors should aim to be consistent and fair in their response to each child.

  • To encourage a mutually supportive community and to develop positive partnerships and communication among children, parents, carers and teachers.

  • To inform parents and carers of our policy and approach and to encourage their co-operation and support.

  • To create a positive and effective learning environment where each child may develop a caring attitude and value others.

Procedures for encouraging positive and acceptable behaviour within the class setting:

  • Praise and acknowledge positive actions and attitudes

  • Create an emergent learning environment that promotes curiosity and allows the child’s interests to guide the curricula; when a child is interested and is engaged in meaningful and enjoyable projects then positive self-discipline tends to be more apparent.

  • To help children recognise that fighting, hurting, inappropriate use of language and other similar actions are not acceptable behaviour.

  • Developmentally appropriate use of ‘rules’ which are essentially for the safety and well-being of the children.

  • Speaking in an appropriate and respectful way to each child thus modelling positive communication strategies.

  • Tell children what they can do as opposed to what they can’t.

  • Use choices when possible. Which would you like to do first?

  • To encourage co-operative experiences and collaboration where children are involved in turn taking and their contribution is valued as part of a group.

Rights and Responsibilities

For learning to occur in a caring, positive, supportive and co-operative environment all parents, children and staff have a set of rights and responsibilities which must be recognised and understood.

Pupils Rights:

  • To be educated in a safe and well managed area.

  • To be treated fairly, consistently and with respect

  • To experience a broad, balanced and suitably differentiated curriculum and to have any special learning needs identified

  • To have the help of an adult when they require it

  • To have their views listened to

Staff Rights:

  • To be respected by children and parents

  • To deliver the curriculum in a safe and adequately resourced environment

  • To be supported by parents in the effective delivery of their child’s education and care

Pupils Responsibilities:

  • To respect the views, rights and property of others and behave safely in the online class.

  • To take responsibility for their behaviour and to develop the skill of working independently

  • To identify a better choice when they make a mistake and to learn from it

  • To ask for help if they do not understand or require assistance

  • To listen to the person who is meant to be speaking

Staff Responsibilities:

  • To create a stimulating, happy learning environment

  • To listen to the children, value their contributions and respect their views

  • To develop a positive relationship with parents and carers

  • To ensure the curriculum is broad, balanced and suitably differentiated to meet the needs of the pupils

Parents Rights:

  • To have a safe, well managed and stimulating environment for their child’s learning/care

  • To experience a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum for their child

  • To be informed about rules, rewards and consequences

Parents Responsibilites:

  • To act as a positive role model for their child in their relationship with nursery

  • To ensure that their child attends regularly and is suitable prepared for the class.

  • To support staff team in implementing the behaviour policy.

Classroom Management Plan

It’s Your Mojo follows an assertive discipline model of promoting positive behaviour. An important element of this approach has been the implementation of the class wide behavior management plan.

Young children are cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically developing a sense of right and wrong in everything they do. Developmentally they are at a stage where they are extending their understanding of the concept of rules and consequences.

Parents will only be informed if their child is repeatedly misbehaving as in we have reached the final consequence or if an extreme incident happens.

Examples of behaviours which we consider extremely serious -

  • Racist remarks

  • Threatening behaviours, including persistent swearing, spitting

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