Behaviour Policy

Everyday Arts Ltd.
Behaviour Policy 0.1
1. Introduction
1.1 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project consider positive tutor-pupil
relationships integral to effective academic, social and personal learning and development.
In addition to this, Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project believe that a positive
relationship with pupils’ parents/guardians is an important element in contributing to
academic, social and personal development.
1.2 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project consider an intimidation-free and
enjoyable environment: in the classroom, at lunchtimes and generally to be the right of every
pupil.
1.3 With regard to the above beliefs, it is the expectation of Everyday Arts Ltd. and The
Green Room Project for every pupil to conduct themselves in a friendly, accepting and
positive manner and to accept ultimate responsibility for their own behaviour.
1.4 The below policy will also outline, in detail, the courses of action to be taken as the result
of behavioural rules being broken or academic or physical efforts being unsatisfactory, and
these will be made clear to parent/guardians.
2. Aims and Expectations
2.1 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project’s values are built on a mutual trust and
respect between everyone; be it: pupil, member of staff or parent. A feeling of value and
respect within every member of the educational community, and everyone being treated
fairly and well is a principal aim of Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project.
Universality and consistency of policy application is paramount. Thus, the Everyday Arts Ltd.
and The Green Room Project’s Behaviour policy is intended to support the way in which all
members of the educational community can interact together in a supportive way. The policy
aims to promote an atmosphere where everyone feels safe, secure and content and where
pupils can become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of society.
2.2 The principle aim of this policy is to promote positive relationships in order to help pupils
develop and learn.
2.3 Everyday Arts and The Green Room Project expects all members of their educational
community, be it: pupil, member of staff or parent, to be considerate towards each other.
2.4 This policy is not geared towards deterring bad behaviour, but rather it is designed to
promote good behaviour, which is rewarded, as Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room
Project believes that rewarding good behaviour will aid the development of a co-operative
and friendly culture.
2.5 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project have a zero-tolerance stance towards
any kind of bullying. If a member of staff witnesses or discovers that an act of bullying has taken place, they will act immediately to stop any further occurrences of such behaviour.
Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project will do everything in their power to ensure
that all pupils can attend classes/workshops completely free from any fear of bullying.
2.6 Members of staff at Everyday Arts Ltd. do not strike, push or slap pupils. Staff will only
ever intervene physically to restrain pupils when there is a threat of injury to a pupil, or if a
pupil is in danger of hurting him/herself.
3. Rules
3.1 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project have a decided and clear set of rules;
these rules are shared with all pupils at the beginning of each Drama, Dance and Alternative
Provision year.
4. Rewards
4.1 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project praise and reward children for good
behaviour in a variety of ways:
 The staff congratulate children. Praise and encouragement is used as much as
possible.
 All staff praise individuals, groups and classes as appropriate.
 Pupils’ work is given recognition through display and positive marking.
 We inform parents of areas of improvement, attainment and good behaviour.
4.2 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project acknowledge all the efforts and
achievements of its pupils, be it in Drama and Dance classes or The Green Room.
5. The Role of the Artistic Director
5.1 It is the responsibility of the Artistic Director to implement Everyday Arts Ltd’s behaviour
policy consistently throughout the company, and to report to Trustees when requested, on
the effectiveness of the policy. It is also the responsibility of the Artistic Director to ensure the
health, safety and welfare of all the pupils across all areas of the company.
5.2 The staff are supported in the implementation of the behaviour policy by the Artistic
Director by implementing the policy himself/herself and by setting the standards of
behaviour.6All serious behaviour issues are reported to the relevant school or boards by the
Artistic Director immediately.
5.3 In the case of serious acts of misbehaviour the Artistic Director has the responsibility for
sending a pupil home from Drama classes, Dance classes or The Green Room. In the case
of repeated or very serious acts of misbehaviour, the Artistic Director may terminate a pupils
association with Everyday Arts Ltd. completely. The Trustees of Everyday Arts Ltd. must first
be notified before either of these actions are taken.
6. The Role of Workshop Leaders and Tutor-Facilitators
6.1 Ensuring that Drama and Dance classes and The Green Room rules are enforced, and
workshops/classes behave in an appropriate manner is the responsibility of Everyday Arts
Workshop Leaders and The Green Room Tutor-Facilitators. At the beginning of each halfterm the Workshop Leader/Tutor-Facilitator discusses the company rules with each
workshop/class. In addition to the company rules, The Green Room Project has its own
classroom code, which is agreed by the pupils and displayed on the wall of the Green Room. Thus, every Everyday Arts pupil is fully aware of the standard of behaviour that we expect at
Everyday Arts Ltd. In the case of misbehaviour, the Workshops Leader/Tutor-Facilitator will
discuss the incident with the whole workshop/class.
6.2 Everyday Arts Ltd. has high behavioural expectations of Drama class, Dance class and
The Green Room pupils, and strives to ensure that all children work to the best of their
ability. Workshop Leaders/Tutor-Facilitators treat each pupil fairly and enforce the company
code consistently. Workshop leaders/Tutor-Facilitators treat all pupils with respect and
understanding.
6.3 If a pupil misbehaves repeatedly in a workshop/lass, the Workshop Leader/TutorFacilitator keeps a record of all such incidents. In the first instance, the Workshop
Leader/Tutor-facilitator deals with incidents him/herself in the normal manner. However, if
misbehaviour continues, the Workshop Leader/Tutor-facilitator seeks help and advice from
the Artistic Director.
6.4 Workshop Leaders/Tutor-Facilitators report to parents on the progress of each pupil in
their workshop/class, in line with the company policy. The Workshop Leader/Tutor-Facilitator
may also contact a parent if there are concerns about the behaviour of welfare of a pupil.
7. The Role of Parents
7.1 Pupils receive consistent messages regarding behaviour at home and within a
workshop/class as Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project works collaboratively
with parents.
7.2 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project explain our policy in newsletters, at
open evenings and personally, and we expect parents to support us.
7.3 Everyday Arts Ltd. and The Green Room Project expect parents to support their child’s
learning, and to co-operate with the company. Everyday Arts Ltd. tries to build a supportive
dialogue between the home and the company, and we inform parents immediately if we
have concerns about their child’s welfare or behaviour.
7.4 If the company has to use reasonable sanctions to punish a child, parents would be
expected to support the actions of the school. If parents have any concern about the way
that their child has been treated, they should initially contact the Artistic Director. If the
concern remains, they should contact the Trustees. If these discussions cannot resolve the
problem, a formal grievance process can be implemented.
8. The Role of Trustees
8.1 Setting down these standards of discipline and behaviour guidelines, and reviewing the
effectiveness is the responsibility of the Trustees.
8.2 The Trustees support the Artistic Director in carrying out these guidelines.
8.3 The Artistic Director has the day-to-day authority to implement the company behaviour
policy, but Trustees may give advice to the Artistic Director about particular behaviour
issues. The Artistic Director must take this into account when making decisions about
matters of behaviour.9. Staff Training and Development
9.1 All staff are involved in the development of Everyday Arts Ltd’s behaviour policy and are
fully aware of the company’s procedures. In order to maintain and develop the quality of our
provision, staff are encouraged to undertake training where appropriate.
9.2 Everyday Arts Ltd. conduct regular staff appraisal, and there is an ongoing and open
forum-style policy regarding company ethos, which is seen as an ever evolving concept. All
staff are fully aware of the company Code of Conduct.
10. Fixed-Term and Permanent Exclusions
10.1 Only the Artistic Director has the authority to terminate a pupil’s association with
Everyday Arts Ltd. The Artistic Director follows Local Authority and DCSF guidelines in these
circumstances.
11. Monitoring
11.1 The effectiveness of this policy is monitored regularly by the Artistic Director, who in
turn reports to the Trustees and if necessary, makes recommendations for further
improvements.
12. Review
12.1 The Trustees review this policy every two years. The Trustees may, however, review
the policy earlier than this, if the government introduces new regulations, or if the Trustees
receive recommendations on how the policy may be improved.
Date Completed: 10th October 2012
Ratified by Everyday Arts Ltd. Trustees
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