Hackberry Behaviour Policy

EXPECTATIONS WITH REGARD TO OUR YOUNG PERSON
The young person will be expected to:
• conduct themselves around the building in a safe, sensible, manner and show regard to
others
• arrive on time to lessons
• follow reasonable instructions given by the teacher
• behave in a reasonable and polite manner to all staff and other young people
• show respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
• complete work in the manner required
• show respect for the working environment
• Follow Hackberry rules.
EXPECTATIONS WITH REGARD TO STAFF
Staff will be expected to:
• endeavour to arrive on time
• create a swift and purposeful start to the day
• reinforce clear expectations of behaviour
• deliver a suitably planned and structured day which meets all individual needs
• deal with incidents of inappropriate behaviour by following the Hackberry procedures
• promote and reinforce positive behaviour
EXPECTATIONS WITH REGARD TO MAIN SCHOOL AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS
School, parents and guardians are expected to:
• work in partnership with Hackberry staff to ensure good behaviour
• inform Hackberry staff of any concerns
• respond to concerns raised by members of Hackberry staff
• ensure their young person comes to Hackberry prepared
THE POSITIVE REWARD SYSTEM
It is important that achievement and good behaviour are rewarded. The two main ways of doing this
are by giving verbal praise for good work and recording such things as exceptional effort,
improvement in behaviour, volunteering to help etc, on Hackberry’s daily reporting system, school and
parents informed.
Prize Day
Prizes are awarded intermittently during the young person’s time at Hackberry for outstanding effort
and achievement, for excellent attendance and punctuality, for success at Hackberry.
SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE CAUSING CONCERN
The following structures exist within the Hackberry to support young person whose behaviour is
causing concern. Referral to these areas of support is via the School and in all cases parental
involvement is essential.
Mentoring Scheme
A team of mentors works within Hackberry to support and encourage yo who are not achieving their
potential.
Placement on the SEN Register
Each young person on the register are monitored by Hackberry and advice from the school SENCO
will be sort if needed.
Pupil Support Plans
These plans are for the young person who attends Hackberry and will be completed termly by the
school.
The young person is set individual targets and Hackberry will work with the school, where there are
interventions in place.
PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR
It is the responsibility of Hackberry staff to deal with minor incidents which occur at Hackberry.
More serious incidents can be dealt with by Hackberry staff but must also be recorded on an
Incident Referral Slip (see appendix). After Hackberry has dealt with the matter, by informing the
school and parents, the referral is ultimately filed in the pupil’s main school file.
It is the responsibility of Hackberry staff to monitor the young person’ behaviour across the curriculum.
They will become involved if a pupil’s behaviour is causing concern. Hackberry may then log all
incidents and take appropriate action, which may involve the child no longer being suitable for
Hackberry. The school are also responsible for dealing with serious incidents which are likely to result
in the student no longer attending Hackberry.
Hackberry Staff are available throughout the day to remove a young person where there is serious
disruption. These incidents will be recorded and will be referred back to the school and parents.
SANCTIONS
Outlined below are examples of unacceptable behaviour and sanctions which are available. This is
not a tariff, and each case must be dealt with according to its merits. Sanctions will be applied fairly in
accordance with DCSF guidance and exclusion used when no other alternatives are available (refer
to Inclusion Policy)
Minor Incidents
These incidents are dealt with by the Hackberry staff and include, for example: throwing paper;
calling out; chewing; not following instructions.
Sanctions could include:
• verbal reprimand
• short cooling off period
• recorded on the daily report to school and parent
• phone call home
Persistent incidents, or incidents of medium severity
These incidents must be recorded and passed to the school and parent/guardian. Unacceptable
behaviour in this category includes:
• Persistency of minor incidents as above
• rudeness to staff
• verbally aggressive behaviour to another pupil
• being continually off-task.
Hackberry sanctions include:
• discussing with pupil
• contact with parents by phone or letter
• referral to school
Serious Incidents
Serious incidents are dealt with by Hackberry and referred to the school and parent.
• truancy from school
• extreme rudeness to staff
• aggressive behaviour
• smoking
• refusal to comply with other sanctions
• theft
• bullying
Hackberry sanctions include:
• meeting parents/guardians through school
• referral to school
Very Serious Incidents
These incidents are dealt with by Hackberry. They include:
• persistency of the above
• serious incidents of bullying
• sexual contact
• racial/sexual harassment
• fighting
• bringing an offensive weapon to school (laser pens, knives, pellet guns, fireworks, scissors,
this list is not exhaustive)
• involvement with drugs or alcohol
• Physical aggression to a member of staff will be treated with the utmost severity
Sanctions available include:
• fixed term exclusion from Hackberry
• permanent exclusion from Hackberry
• Police involvement
• Referral to the school and parents
Appendix
BEHAVIOUR REPORT
NAME OF YOUNG PERSON
DATE
BEHAVIOUR INCIDENT
SANCTION
DATE AND PERSON INFORMED AT SCHOOL
DATE AND TIME PARENT/CARER INFORMED
SIGNED : ……………………………….. Date: ……………………

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