|St Josephs Primary School||
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
Student behaviour management policies assist and procedures at St Joseph’s seek to protect personal and school community safety, heal destructive behaviours, restore relationships, encourage reconciliation, enhance wellbeing, foster responsibility, enable personal growth, and promote the common good (Adapted from the CEOB Whole School Behaviour guidelines document).
Below is some more detail on some of our common approaches to behaviour management.
Positive Behaviour Support
At St Joseph’s we believe it is important to teach students the expected behaviours within our school. To do this we use the school-wide Positive Behaviour Support program. Through this program we introduce, model and reinforce positive social behaviours related to our four unified school beliefs:
When teachers recognise positive behaviour they acknowledge the behaviour with the student. The behaviour is then documented on the customizable classroom management app Class Dojo that can provide feedback for positive or negative behaviour. This process promotes a proactive approach of teaching behavioural expectations and rewarding students for following them rather than waiting for a misbehaviour to occur before responding. The purpose of this approach is to establish a school climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm for all students. Positive and negative behaviour is also documented on the Student Behaviour component of our student management system, SIMON.
At St Joseph’s we use the whole school approach of Restorative Practices. The philosophy of Restorative Practices informs a positive and formative approach to student behaviour management, and is recommended for Catholic schools. A commitment to Restorative Practices has as its aim the promotion of resilience in the one harmed and the one causing harm. Restorative measures help students learn from their mistakes, grow in self-discipline, take responsibility for their actions, recognise the impact of their actions on others, and reconcile and resolve conflict with others.
Personalised Learning Plan - Behaviour
If a student is regularly having difficulty regulating their behaviour or if the behaviour has become more serious in nature, a Personalised Behaviour Learning Plan will be written and implemented by those having the greatest knowledge and responsibility for the students’ educational future.
The focus of this plan will be to identify the behaviour and its cause and to consider revised pedagogy, classroom learning interventions and/or the provision of small group/individual support, in order to modify the student’s behaviour.