Download a full copy of the Grey Street Primary School Behaviour Support Plan.
Through our regular program of updating processes and procedures, staff and students at Grey Street Primary School have developed a new and consistent Behaviour Support Plan. This plan is in line with our school vision of working together and school values of Respect for learning, planet, self and others. Just as we have a growth mindset with our learning, we also support our students to reflect on behaviours and their impact on others. Students are taught how to identify the part of their behaviour that needs to change, how to change the behaviour and how to ensure that the new behaviour becomes their everyday behaviour. This reflective and restorative approach provides student with long-term strategies for later life.
The Behaviour Support Plan is a result of extensive research by staff and student working parties. It is informed by best practice and aligns closely with child safe standards, in particular student empowerment. The plan uses preventative measures such as “Ready to Learn” and Respectful Relationships Curriculum; supportive techniques such as Positive Behaviour Support Plans and Individual Learning Improvement Plans and restorative conversations; and corrective consequences for behaviour that does not reflect our school values.
The restorative approach refers to a range of methods and strategies which can be used both to prevent incidents from happening and to resolve them if they do happen. The strategies help students take responsibility for their actions and choices. At Grey Street Primary School, students will be taught how to self-regulate their behaviour and will work with staff to 'Think and Reflect' on their actions. A large part of the restorative approach is about building relationships with students.
Ready to Learn is a program that encourages students to regulate their own behaviour. It provides tasks/jobs to help them 'reset' their behaviour and mindset when they feel they are not focused on their learning. These tasks include quiet drawing, reading, talking with an adult, fidget toys or playing basketball outside. All of these tasks have a set time limit of 3-5 minutes and are not designed to impact on class time. However, it is important that students are given the opportunity to change their behaviour by allowing a little time to reset. Students are encouraged to take a strategy from the Ready to Learn wall independently but teacher direction to the strategies may be required. The expectation after using a strategy is that the student then returns to the class/group 'Ready to Learn'.
*If a student is non-compliant about Relocation, or if their behaviour is of a serious nature, they will be relocated to the office.
Staff will have a consistent understanding of the behaviours and the consequences. This message will be shared with students from the beginning of the year. These behaviours are listed with the consequences and all students will be aware of these. In regards to excursions and camps, a behaviour agreement will be signed by both parents and student. We would also encourage you to have a conversation with your child about these new processes so there is a consistent message from both school and home.
Any student whose behaviour is deemed as 'serious', parents will be phoned to be notified of their child's behaviour. If a student has had several 'moderate' or 'minor' behaviours in a short time frame, parents will be notified by the classroom teacher.
Every effort will be made by Grey Street Primary School to ensure students are able to attend camps or excursions. If a student's behaviour continues to indicate a serious safety risk for themselves and/or others while on camp or excursion, parent contact will be made prior to the activity and an alternative program provided for the student. If students are unable to regulate their behaviour when on a camp or excursion, parents will be contacted and the student will need to be collected.
Each classroom has a Behaviour Tracking Book that records all behaviours from within the classroom and specialist classes. There is a yard duty behaviour tracking book that also records all incidents in the yard. Reflection documents are also used to monitor students' behaviour and the schools central student management system, 'Compass', keeps an electronic record of all incidents.
A Positive Behaviour Support Plan may be implemented. This would involve a parent teacher meeting to discuss strategies to improve behaviour. Yard restrictions could also be implemented and for extreme behaviour, suspension can be applied (only with Principal approval).