Dulverton Primary School

Behaviour

‘The purpose of education is to produce not just good learners, but also good people’ (Hardin, 2008)

At Dulverton Primary School, our vision is to develop the whole child to ensure that every child can be ‘the best version of themselves’. We want to create an environment where exemplary behaviour allows children to learn productively, both emotionally and educationally, in all areas of the curriculum. 

We are committed to creating this environment by having high expectations of personal conduct, both from the adults and the children. We achieve this by ensuring that everyone understands the stages and consequences in our traffic light behaviour system (see link attached).  We also follow a restorative justice approach which is based on four key features:

RESPECT: for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value them

RESPONSIBILITY: taking responsibility for your own actions

REPAIR: developing the skills within our school community so that our children have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours are not repeated

REINTEGRATION: working through a structured, supportive process that aims to solve the problem

Traffic Light Behaviour System

 

 

Lunchtime Behaviour Charter

Dining Hall

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Children will… Adults will…

Article 24 -

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Children will be provided with good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy.

● Enter the hall sensibly and quietly ● Walk

● Speak politely and respectfully

● Use manners, e.g. say ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘pardon’ or ‘excuse me’ ● Stay seated at the table

● Try different foods and try to eat as much as you can.

● Use cutlery appropriately

● Clear up after themselves

● Listen to adult instruction

● Provide healthy meals to choose from

● Encourage children to eat

● Notice and reward good behaviour and manners

● Keep tables clean

● Help to clear spillages

● Speak calmly and respectfully

● Listen

● Use hand signals to gain attention

 Playground

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Children will… Adults will…

Article 31 - 

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities

  • Use play equipment appropriately
  • Share play equipment and games
  • Keep hands and feet to themselves
  • Use kind words
  • Listen
  • Speak respectfully
  • Line up quickly and sensibly


  • Provide a range of play activities
  • Be visible in allocated zone 
  • Encourage kind words
  • Speak calmly and respectfully
  • Listen
  • Help to resolve disputes

Wet Play 

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Children will… Adults will…

Article 31 - 

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities

  • Take part in the indoor activities provided by the adult on duty
  • Use play equipment appropriately
  • Share play equipment and games
  • Keep hands and feet to themselves
  • Use kind words
  • Listen
  • Speak respectfully
  • Stay seated
  • Line up sensibly
  • Provide indoor activities 
  • Be visible
  • Encourage kind words
  • Speak calmly and respectfully
  • Listen
  • Help to resolve disputes

Behaviour Policy 

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