At Djanogly Strelley Academy we are always striving to ensure that all the pupils feel secure and confident within the boundaries set. All those who behave in a responsible and thoughtful way will experience success and will help create a happy environment through positive relationships with both other children and adults.
All the staff at this school will contribute towards sustaining a happy environment as this will lead to positive attitudes towards learning and working effectively with others. We also expect volunteers to share the same ethos.
We operate on positive approaches and encourage the re-enforcement of acceptable behaviour.
Our systems of positive behaviour management and our school rules reflect our belief that children need praise and encouragement to succeed. We reward good behaviour and deal consistently with bad behaviour. It is important to emphasise - we make it clear that it is the inappropriate behaviour we don’t like, not the child.
The School Behaviours we encourage at DSA
The DSA Way
All staff use non – verbal rewards such as smiles and thumbs up FREQUENTLY. Verbal praise will be used EXTENSIVELY.
In addition, the following system of tangible rewards can be used:
1. Smile or verbal praise or thumbs up
2. Sticker = tick on class tally chart
3. Top 2 on class sticker chart win a prize on Friday
4. 3rd prize winner on Friday for behaviour improvements/effort
4. Whole Class Reward system i.e. ‘marbles in a jar’ – a class celebration activity
when achieved e.g. party or film
5. Achievement Assembly
i. Integrity Award winner from every class
ii. Star of the Week winner from every class
iii. Class Attendance Award winner
6. MarvellousMe message home to parents
7. Positive phonecall home
Consequences at DSA - The 6Rs Framework:
Staff will always use non verbal reprimands first such as a look, a shake of the head, raised eyebrows, walking over to the child briefly to intervene early and de-escalate potentially disruptive behaviour.
If these fail, the following consequences apply;
(Take-up time as appropriate)
3. Reflection time in class: Every classroom has a ‘Reflection Table’, a space where children can sit on
their own and reflect and think about how they can get back to ‘The Learning Zone.’ Quiet reminder
of The DSA Way (Ready, Respectful, Safe)
4. Re-direction to another class: Child will have an agreed time in another class to refocus and get back
into ‘The Learning Zone.’
5. Children will be issued with an ‘Amber Repair Card’ with agreed targets to support them to get back
into ‘The Learning Zone’ which will need to be signed by one of our teachers every day. Parents will be
kept informed of their child’s progress towards their targets.
6. Further unacceptable behaviour = Senior Leadership & parental involvement. Child will be issued with a
‘Red Rebuild Card.’ This will be their final chance to rebuild and repair the behaviour.