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1 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING Chris Stevens Head of Year 11 Leadership Group Ninestiles School

2 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture The Current Situation Pakistani heritage pupils make up the third largest cohort within the school 92% of Pakistani boys obtained 5 or more A*-C grades

3 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture ONCE UPON A TIME There was a school that…… Was old and needed cleaning Had students that underachieved Was teacher centred Had students that left with no good feelings about the school SO…………………………..

4 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture WHAT TO DO FIRST? School was painted and carpeted There was a pastoral structure but not the one that was wanted Neither were the correct personnel in place

5 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture ETHOS A pastoral structure was created that listened Staff and students were encouraged to think positively Photographs of students who had been successful were put on the walls

6 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture

7 Why implementing a whole school behaviour system is the first fundamental Brings teachers on board and releases goodwill and energy. Creates a whole school team feeling and a ‘we can do this’ attitude. Provides clear and direct evidence to students and parents that the school is improving. Has a positive effect on recruitment and retention. Provides immediate support to NQTs and new staff Provides the platform for improving teaching and learning. Is the basis for evolving into a learning community.

8 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture THE SIGMOID CURVE

9 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture S0 Having made progress with the ethos there was still too much time spent off task by students – too much time arguing over behaviour problems A behaviour system to answer these needs was required.

10 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture Strategy: BFL a whole school behaviour system From Assertive Discipline roots but heavily modified by Ninestiles over ten years. Further modifications by Waverley and The International School to meet their own needs. Provides a whole school supportive and consistent disciplinary framework that teachers, students and parents appreciate. Supported by IT to facilitate monitoring, analysis and response to individual, group or whole school behaviour. Mirrored with a Praise system.

11 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING A whole school discipline policy that covers all aspects of school life. B.F.L. IN THE CLASSROOM B.F.L. AROUND SCHOOL B.F.L. TOWARDS THE INDIVIDUAL All punishments/consequences are given through a central school system. Staff cannot individually punish students.

12 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture B.F.L. in the classroom For low level disruption First misbehaviour……..Verbal warning (C1) Second misbehaviour…….Verbal warning (C2) Third misbehaviour……..Detention(C3) for 1 hour Fourth misbehaviour…….Isolation(C4) Student is removed from the classroom

13 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture REMEMBER To make clear that a consequence is given ( if a student is on a C3 and is then removed from the classroom that removal is the C4) Consequences are written on the covered sheet provided. Any student caught changing the consequences will go to isolation. When a consequence is given it should not be cancelled. Students should not be sent to stand outside classrooms to “cool down”.

14 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture B.F.L.. towards the individual Any physical violence….student is excluded. Bullying….verbal violence, swearing at another student…can be a warning or a C4 or exclusion Verbal violence towards a member of staff and the student is excluded. Any student carrying inappropriate objects (knife, drugs) will be permanently excluded.

15 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture BAD LANGUAGE If staff can hear bad language directed to them or about them the student must be removed from the classroom(C4 or exclusion) If two students are using bad language between them a C3 is given A student shouting bad language across the classroom so other students can hear will receive a C4 Loud enough to be heard loud enough to be punished

16 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture STAFF LANGUAGE Staff should always be aware of the language they use when speaking to students students are not stupid but can act in a stupid way Speak as we would like to be spoken to Always behave with the integrity of our profession

17 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture REMEMBER All rules are based on common sense If you think any rule is unfair speak to a member of staff and the rule could be changed.

18 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture TIMESCALE Day One….C3/C4 is given and the appropriate form is filled out by the end of the day and put in the year or isolation box in the staffroom. Day Two….HOY/Deputy HOY collects forms and gives detention slips to Tutors. Deputy Head collects isolation forms and sees each student individually. Isolation as soon as possible

19 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture TIMESCALE Tutor gives student C3 letter. Student must sign to say they have received letter. If students do not agree/understand the C3 they should talk to either their HOY or deputy HOY. Day Three……student does C3 detention.

20 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture C3 letters are issued 24hours before the students’ complete their C3 detention. HOY’s Register students during C3 detention. If students do not turn up for C3 detention they will be issued a suspension letter the following morning, explaining that if they do not complete their C3 detention that afternoon they will be suspended for one day & their parents and the student will return to school on the specified date.

21 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture If student behaviour is positive and constructive within the school students accept praise as a genuine reflection of their success

22 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture PRAISE In all classrooms students should feel comfortable and non threatened. In all classrooms there must be twice as much praise as there are consequences Every 50 praises a letter will be sent home to pupils parents.

23 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture PRAISE HOY Will every half-term put on year notice boards the praise achieved by all pupils in the year group. Subject staff in Key stage 3 to write/stamp praise in student planners as well as recording. Faculties to use their own praise systems. There should be always at least twice as much praise as consequences in every lesson.

24 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture HOMEWORK Any student, missing homework will receive a C3 Missing homework means not giving in the homework on the correct day There can be no chances If the pupil is absent it is the subject teacher's responsibility to chase and if necessary give the consequence No consequence can be changed unless it is a mistake There can be only one C3 for each homework

25 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture C3 DETENTIONS IN THE MAIN HALL OR DRAMA STUDIO Enter the hall in silence All coats and bags to be left at the front of the hall Students sit in silence for the hour First misbehaviour……verbal warning Second misbehaviour…..student is isolated and does the C3 standing Third misbehaviour….student is sent home and sorted the following day….C4 exclusion and the C3 done on the day they return or at end of C4.

26 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture Exclusions All excluded students cannot return to school until their parents have been seen by the appropriate member of staff.

27 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture Effective Implementation of BFL needs….. A leadership team that is personally and professionally committed to BFL A willingness to prioritise BFL resource needs in terms of staff time and energy All teachers – including those who have good classroom management skills – using BFL procedures. A determination to recognise and respond to the inevitable local teething problems

28 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture Wise Sioux Saying If you find that you are riding a dead horse the best strategy is to: Dismount Walk Or find a live and fast horse

29 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture Bad strategies include - Ignoring the fact that the horse is dead Flogging the horse to make it go faster Changing the rider Saying ‘this is the horse that we have always ridden’ Holding meetings to discuss how to improve the performance of the dead horse. Spending money on better quality food for the horse.

30 ninestiles plus …creating a learning culture The enemy of ‘excellent’ is ‘good’


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