Behaviour Policy

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BEHAVIOUR POLICY

Owner

Headmaster, President

Reviewers

Senior Leadership Team

Approved by

Executive

Date approved

February 2022

Next review due by

August 2023


INTRODUCTION In order to ensure that the school community functions effectively and constructively, a high standard of behaviour from all students is necessary and expected. We perceive ‘excellent behaviour’ as that which demonstrates the BSB core values and desired qualities consistently, as outlined by our Values, and which shows disciplined and effective management of negative behaviour patterns. Disciplinary issues and incidents should always be dealt with immediately, consistently and fairly. This policy is compliant with Law 221/2019 which is against psychological violence and bullying in spaces intended for education.

AIM The aim of our school’s Behaviour Policy is to encourage and reward the sensible, responsible and courteous behaviour which should be demonstrated by students at all times.

OBJECTIVES • • • • •

The promotion of positive behaviour patterns with clearly defined rewards. The promotion of high standards of work and self-discipline. The establishment of a clear set of rules which can be easily understood and followed by both staff and pupils. The establishment of a range of sanctions which can be used when necessary and appropriate. The development of a positive school ethos which will ensure that all pupils respect others regardless of ability, nationality, race, ethnic background, gender or religion.

EXPECTATIONS Children are expected to: • • • • • • • • •

Be punctual; Maintain a smart appearance and wear regulatory school uniform; Be well equipped for lessons; Follow instructions quickly and without argument; Refrain from using unkind, rude, derogatory, discriminatory or defamatory language; Be considerate of peers and the extended community; Move safely and respectfully through the premises, avoiding any disruptive or distracting behaviour; Be polite and respectful at all times to each other, staff and visitors which includes using the common language of English in school; Look after school property, refrain from vandalising or misusing emergency equipment.

Primary School children follow the Golden Rules: • • • • • •

We are gentle We are kind and helpful We listen We take care of our property We work hard We are honest The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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These will be displayed prominently around the school. The following items or behaviours are not permitted in school in the possession of students under any circumstances: • • • •

Alcohol and drugs; Cigarettes, matches and lighters; Weapons of any kind; or Inappropriate, illegal or racially/politically inflammatory material, such as racist propaganda, pornographic material or material inciting politically or racially motivated violence or extremism.

REWARDS There are many ways in which students are rewarded at British School of Bucharest.

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT Wherever possible, high standards of work and behaviour will be promoted through the use of praise, Merits, positive written comments or the use of House Points. The Head, Deputy Heads and Key Stage Leaders/Heads of Key Stage/Heads of Faculty are happy to see pupils who have produced excellent work or shown exceptionally caring behaviour. Children in the Primary school also receive individual rewards for reaching milestones or targets.

MERITS (PRIMARY) The school operates a positive behaviour strategy which includes merits for excellent academic work. Merits are rewards praising a student for improved effort and/or standard of work in any curriculum subject area. In contrast to the House Point system which tracks kind, altruistic behaviour and attitudes towards others and calculates these for the House team, merits are awarded to individuals for their scholastic achievements and efforts. Merits are primarily awarded by Class Teachers and the number achieved are tracked on Target Tracker. This total is accumulative and continues with the child from year to year in Primary. Primary students receive a Merit Certificate at every twenty-five Merit step and a Merit Badge at each hundred. As students progress, the design of the certificates and badges go from Red (25 – 100), Yellow (125 – 200), Green (225 – 300), Blue (325 – 400) then Purple (425 – 500). Merit Certificates and Badges are recorded on ISAMS.

HOUSE POINTS Each child is allocated to one of four houses named after rivers of Romania: Arges, Danube, Mures and Olt. Children are awarded House Points for altruistic acts, community service, performances as well as participation in House Competitions (please see the House System Policy for more details). House points are only used positively and never deducted. Each House competes to win the House Cup at the end of every academic year.

PRIMARY HOUSE POINTS House Points are awarded to individuals using Class Dojo and totals are sent weekly to the Deputy Head of Primary – Pastoral. Students may also be awarded a ‘Golden House Point’ for helpful deeds around school or exemplary citizenship which contribute positively to the school community or ethos. These tokens are posted in a box in NUPEH or Ringwood Corridor, according to House.

SECONDARY HOUSE POINTS

The House with the highest number of Cup Points (CP) is awarded the House Cup for that particular year. Houses win CP each month and the winner is announced in assembly. The number of CPs a House wins is determined by the rank in which they come from the number of House Points (HP) awarded. Individual’s HPs are accumulated, these will then be added to the total amount combined from House Competitions. The House with the largest total will be awarded 10 points, the 2nd – 8, 3rd – 6 and 4th – 4. HP. Totals are zeroed at the start of each month to allow each House an equal opportunity each time. Only individual HPs achieved in the current month will be added. Students’ running totals will continue and will be reported as House Points in the grade and reports sent to parents. A student’s House Points can also be viewed by parents in their My School Portal account. The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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Staff have unlimited HPs to award. They also have a budget of 15 ‘Golden House Points’ (GHPs) per half term. A GHP is worth 5 House points and can be awarded for bigger projects, or outstanding community work. There may be times when a teacher may be asked to give a rationale for awarding a GHP. This is to ensure it is consistent across the school. At times throughout the half term, teachers will be informed of how many GHPs they have remaining or how many HPs they have awarded. This is to encourage teachers to continually award across the different classes they teach and reduce the disparity between staff and departments. Behaviour concerns and incidents are logged through CPOMS and this is reported alongside individual house point count, termly.

HEAD TEACHER AWARD Head Teacher Award pens are given to children identified by a teacher as having produced an outstanding piece of work or showing exemplary effort/diligence in a particular task at any point in the academic year.

STARS OF THE WEEK (PRIMARY) Every week, two children per class are awarded the ‘Star of the Week’ – one to be awarded by the Class Teacher and the other by the Teaching Assistant. ‘Star of the Week’ displays in both Primary buildings display photographs of the children and the reasons why they have received the award. ‘Stars of the Week’ are also celebrated on Class Dojo. Teachers are asked to ensure fairness throughout their classes when deciding who is to receive the award and are advised to keep a personal record of when children have received the award in the Target Tracker notes, with an explanation of what it was for and when it was received.

GOLDEN TIME (KEY STAGE 1) In Key Stage 1, Golden Time is used as a reward for following the ‘Golden Rules’. These rules are displayed throughout Key Stage 1 and are referred to regularly when discussing behaviour with children.

OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARD (YEAR 6) At the end of Year 6, children who consistently exemplify the School Values in their everyday behaviour and attitude are nominated by teaching staff for the ‘Outstanding Citizenship Award’. One boy and one girl are selected by school leadership to receive a certificate for their embodiment of one of the five Values, which is presented to them in the Year 6 Annual Celebration in June.

POSTCARD (SECONDARY) For continued good effort or an outstanding piece of work or consistent contribution to school life, a postcard can be either sent home by the school office or be given to a form tutor or HoF to be presented to the student. A postcard sent home is also awarded a Golden House Point.

AWARDS CEREMONY (SECONDARY) During the final week of the school year, awards are presented to students, which include: subject, form and House prizes, leadership and service to the community, as well as the COBIS and ECIS awards.

CHILDREN WITH SEND It is essential that high expectations are maintained for every child; however, some children who have been identified with SEND may, at times, find meeting behaviour expectations challenging. Insofar as any consistent behaviour does not pose a risk to the health and wellbeing of the child or others, it is possible to modify rewards, sanctions and the daily programme for individual children in consultation with the Learning Support Coordinator/SENCO, school counsellor and pastoral leads, as appropriate, so that children can experience success. Such modifications may include: • • •

Personalised reward or incentive programmes to reinforce desired behaviour Breaks from the regular timetable Behaviour charts

The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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• • • • • •

Proactive interventions to promote calm and confidence, such as walks or proprioceptive/vestibular sensory activities Visual timetables and advanced warning systems to facilitate transitions Communication boards Use of specialised equipment such as noise reduction headphones and weighted blankets Mindfulness activities Modified day programmes

However, violent or disparaging behaviour which harms others cannot be tolerated and should, therefore, be reported to Deputy Heads of School – Pastoral and Heads of School.

DISCIPLINE AND SANCTIONS PRIMARY Primary students are expected to: • • •

maintain a high standard of behaviour through consistently following the school’s Behaviour Policy as outlined below. Teachers will use discretion appropriate to the age of the child and the action in question when deciding upon appropriate consequences notify Class Teachers of any inappropriate and/or antisocial behaviour by their class members; Attendance, punctuality and uniform issues will usually be discussed with parents, as primary-aged children are generally not responsible for these.

THE STINT PROCESS (PRIMARY) What is STINT? STINT or Staged Intervention is used to “flag up” areas of concern and provide a route map of appropriate “go to” people. It is designed to help find solutions to all kinds problems, from lack of progress and low-level disruption to more serious incidents of misconduct and issues of child protection and safeguarding. It shows you what to do and who to turn to when identifying and resolving concerns. The intervention may involve the student, parents/carers, class teacher, other school staff and, at some levels, other professionals, to find a solution to the problem. STINT levels of inappropriate and/or anti-social behaviour

Consequence

STINT 1

A) Teacher

Including but not limited to: shouting out, running inside, not lining up properly, talking when the teacher is talking, speaking in languages other than English in class (KS2) incorrect school uniform (KS2), talking in assembly, unkind behaviour (minor).

Verbal warning, potential loss of Golden Time / playtime at teacher’s discretion, restorative conversation where appropriate

STINT 2

B) Head of Key Stage

Including but not limited to: 3 verbal warnings in close succession, writing on tables/in books, not following instructions, continued speaking in languages other than English in class (KS2), misbehaviour on the bus, inappropriate language, unkind behaviour towards another student (more severe).

Parents informed, potential loss of Golden Time / playtime at teacher’s discretion, restorative conversation where appropriate

The teacher may deem that an entry on CPOMS is necessary.

Behaviour will be recorded on CPOMS.

The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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STINT 3

C) Deputy or Assistant Head

Including but not limited to: 3 level 2s in close succession, bullying/ cyberbullying/inappropriate use of technology (1st offence), repeated inappropriate language, continued misbehaviour on the bus.

Entry into CPOMS. Sent to see Deputy Head - Pastoral immediately accompanied by a member of staff, internal suspension and/or behaviour contract may be required, parent meeting arranged and recorded. Restorative conversation where

STINT 4

D) Head of Primary

Including but not limited to: 3 level 3s in close succession, aggressively violent behaviour towards others, swearing at teachers/ adults in the school, leaving school premises without permission, stealing, racism or other forms of discrimination, continued bullying after first warning, continued inappropriate use of technology, such as cyberbullying & viewing and sharing inappropriate material, malicious allegations against a member of staff.

Parents called in for a meeting.

STINT 5

Log on CPOMS as STINT 5 Actions by HoS:

Including but not limited to: No further improvement and all other levels of STINT have been exhausted.

NB This behaviour may result in suspension or expulsion at the discretion of the Head Teacher. Logged on CPOMS

• • •

Alternative provision for education agreed by Parents. Next academic year registration application declined. Permanent exclusion.

(A final warning may be issued in cases such as these) * the term ‘continued’ applied within these behaviour descriptors may require a judgment to be made by the member of staff responding to the incident, if there is significant time since the previous offence.

RECORDING AND FOLLOW UP A member of staff will record any ‘Behaviour & Attitude Concerns’ on CPOMS. This will be seen by the class teacher, Key Stage Coordinator, Deputy Head of Primary – Pastoral and Head of Primary as part of an automatically generated email. Staff also have the option of including additional members of staff in this notification where appropriate. Staff must write a comment describing the issue and also the measures taken to correct the problem. Staff are reminded of potential safeguarding issues which may arise in conversation with students and parents, as set out in the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Incidents categorised as safeguarding issues are also automatically reported to the Safeguarding Team. All parental contact should be recorded on the Parent Contact Form and filed on ISAMS via the school office.

SECONDARY We encourage a sense of independence and self-awareness among the student community to enable them to make sensible choices and regulate their own behaviour. The core elements thread through every school activity, but are actively promoted during form periods, PSHE lessons and in assemblies. We work hard to ensure that discipline is consistent across the school so that behaviour boundaries and sanctions are clear to all and are applied fairly, proportionately, and without discrimination, taking into account SEND or EAL needs, as well as the additional challenges that some vulnerable students may face. The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

www.britishschool.ro


Staff receive some training on behavioural strategies as part of their continual professional development and should be aware of the extent of their disciplinary authority. We do recognise that where individual students are engaging in continuing disruptive behaviour this can be as a result of unmet needs. If such needs are identified, we will do all we can to ensure that the student receives appropriate support and we work closely with parents alongside other educational and/or healthcare professionals as required. Staff are a constant presence around the school, during break, lunch times and in between classes, to check that students are using the school grounds respectfully and are behaving appropriately. An individual teacher is often the first, and can be the only, stage of disciplinary action. He or she will maintain discipline within classrooms, respond to minor misdemeanours outside the class as seen fit, and promote good behaviour by example. Often a word of encouragement, explanation or reprimand is all that is required. The classroom teacher may issue more than one verbal warning after which, the teacher may then ask the student to move seats or to leave the classroom for a ‘cooling off’ period which will not exceed five minutes and where the student must be kept in view of the classroom. If it is deemed appropriate for a student to work outside of the classroom, this must be discussed with the HoF and / or HoKS or DHoS and provision made for supervision. The Head Students and School Prefects may also feel it is appropriate to speak to a student if there are concerns about behaviour from an individual or group. This information then may be passed to a member of staff.

RECORDING AND FOLLOW UP A member of staff will record any ‘Behaviour & Attitude Concerns’ on CPOMS. This will be seen by the Form Tutor and HoKS as part of an automatically generated email. Staff must write a comment describing the issue and also the measures taken to correct the problem. A member of staff should also choose to send an SMS to a student’s parents for incomplete or late homework. This must be done with the student’s knowledge and after careful consideration. Where repeated disruption occurs or when a student may receive three Cause for Concerns within a week, the student will be referred to the Head of Faculty or the Form Tutor and the HoKS will be informed. This may result in parental contact and a lunchtime detention. This can also include uniform infringements. In this conversation or meeting, advice and support can be offered in a pastoral capacity or an action plan with deadlines and tangible outcomes can be agreed. If the three infringements occur across several faculties, Form Tutors can take on this responsibility. Serious infringements may lead to the HoKS or HoF issuing further sanctions, such as formal lunchtime or afterschool detentions. In every case, intervention by the Form Tutor, HoF or HoKS will be recorded on CPOMS. In all cases of contact of this nature with students, staff are reminded of potential safeguarding issues which may arise in conversation with students and parents, as set out in the Child Protection Policy All parental contact should be recorded on CPOMS and listed using the relevant STINT level. For repeated unsatisfactory behaviour or for more serious offences, students are referred to Deputy Heads, Heads of School or the Headmaster. Afterschool detentions or internal exclusions can be set as necessary, with parents informed in writing and, if necessary, a re-integration meeting required.

BASIC EXPECTATIONS In Secondary, the following are some basic expectations for all students. Infringements may result in action being taken at the discretion of the Head of Secondary. Students not following these expectations will be logged on CPOMs and the member of staff will follow the STINT procedure (further information on p9). • • • • •

Always be on time. Be well equipped for lessons. Keep appearance smart and tidy and wear regulatory school uniform or Sixth Form dress code attire. Be considerate of your peers and the extended community. Do not run through hallways and corridors, do not shout out during lessons, or shout to one another in hallways, or when in public places. The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

www.britishschool.ro


• • • • • • •

Be polite and respectful at all times. This applies to staff, other students, to visitors to the school and to members of the general public. Take care of your environment, both on the school site and outside and keep it tidy. Do not litter and do not vandalise property in any way. Health and safety equipment is only for use in emergency situations and should not be tampered with under any circumstances. Disobeying staff is not tolerated. Gambling is not permitted among students or between students and staff, whether on or off-site or during a school trip or event. Chewing gum is not permitted. Mobile Phones and devices should be ‘off and out of sight’. School issued equipment or BYOD may be used during break time. Unless a student is misusing the equipment appropriate action will be taken (through STINT). Further information can be found in the BYOD and use of internet policy.

SEARCHING, SCREENING AND CONFISCATION The HoS or DHoS or staff authorised by them can search a student or their possessions, without consent, where they have strong grounds for suspecting that the pupil may have a brought a prohibited item to school. This is defined as an object brought to school ‘to cause personal injury to, or damage to the property of, any person (including the student)’ or ‘is likely to be used to commit an offence’ (Searching, Screening and Confiscation, DfE, 2014). The School reserves the right to send the student home or to not allow the student onto the school site if permission for a search is declined and it is believed that the student is in possession of prohibited items. In all cases, action must be proportionate and carefully considered. A personal search must be conducted by a staff member of the same sex as the student where possible and in all cases the action witnessed by another member of staff.

THE STINT PROCESS (SECONDARY) What is STINT? STINT or Staged Intervention is used to “flag up” areas of concern and provide a route map of appropriate “go to” people. It is designed to help find solutions to all kinds problems, from lack of progress and low-level disruption to more serious incidents of misconduct and issues of child protection and safeguarding. It shows you what to do and who to turn to when identifying and resolving concerns. The intervention may involve the student, parents/carers, form tutor, other school staff and, at some levels, other professionals, to find a solution to the problem.

The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

www.britishschool.ro


Students and staff have clear and practical guidelines as shown by the chart below: Member of staff responsible for action/ communication

Examples of causes of concern and STINT level that should apply

Action taken by staff member

Teacher / Form Tutor

STINT 1

Log on CPOMs as STINT 1 with action taken from this is list:

Low level disruption in or out of lessons, not following instructions, incorrect uniform, behaviour out of keeping with BSB values poor effort in lessons, work not completed, homework incomplete or late, not bringing correct equipment, swearing, lack of equipment, poor attendance.

• • • • • •

Verbal Warning Student is moved ‘Cooling off time outside of classroom (supervised) Detained at break or lunch time Chance to resubmit HW Restorative Justice System

Contact made with parent through email and/or phone call (or SMS for Homework).

Head of Faculty (HoF) or Form Tutor

STINT 2

(if pastoral)

Repeated: lack of homework or disruptive behaviour from a student in Faculty, consistent reported poor effort or academic performance, repeated cheating or malpractice in tests or assessments, disrespectful behaviour or attitude, continued lack of attendance or punctuality, poor uniform etc.

Head of Key Stage (HoKS)

Continued concern from STINT 1

Log on CPOMs as STINT 2 with action taken from this is list: • • • • •

Verbal Warning Student is moved ‘Cooling off time outside of classroom (supervised) Detained at break or lunch time Restorative Justice Session

Contact made with parent meeting by Form Tutor or HoF

STINT 3

Log on CPOMs as STINT 3.

Further no improvement of same concern from STINT 2.

Action by HoKS:

High level incidents will be handled as STINT 3. These include:

• • • • • • • •

Parental Meetings Parental and student contract Parental Follow ups Progress or behavioural report Internal Isolation Lunchtime and Breaktime detentions Community Service Restorative Justice session

fighting, violence or physically dangerous behaviour, bullying, repeated use of bad language, behaviour which brings the school into disrepute, less serious damage to school property, persistent unsafe behaviour or e-safety issue, peer-on-peer abuse, truancy, smoking (see policy), persistent incorrect uniform, unruly or disrespectful behaviour, academic concerns, behaviour or performance in several subject The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania Registered 3/25.01.2016 areas. Fiscal Code 24879960 Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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Deputy Head

STINT 4

Log on CPOMS as STINT 4

of Secondary

Further no improvement of same concern from STINT 3

Action by DHoS:

(DHoS)

2 or more LEVEL 3 incidents in 1 term – or interception of incident at discretion of DHoS or HoS. Further / serious fighting, violence or physically dangerous behaviour, bullying, repeated use of bad language, public behaviour which brings the school into disrepute, damage to school property, truancy, smoking, confrontational behaviour, persistent cyber-bullying or distribution of inappropriate material, uniform issues after HoKS intervention, malicious allegations against a member of staff.

Head of Secondary (HoS)

• • • • • •

All or one of above is appropriate Internal exclusion Fixed external exclusion period Parental meeting and contract with constant follow up. Prolonged Community service Restorative Justice session with numerous stakeholders.

STINT 5

Log on CPOMS as STINT 5

Further no improvement and all other levels of STINT have been exhausted.

Actions by HoS:

• Alternative provison for education agreed by Parents. Persistent violent behaviour, swearing at • Next academic year registration application declined. teachers/adults in the school, stealing, continued • Permanent exclusion. bullying, inappropriate use of technology, such as cyberbullying & viewing and sharing inappropriate material, taking part in any illegal (A final warning may be issued in cases such as these) activity or bringing illegal items into school.

All staff must log behaviour and academic concerns at the relevant STINT level (any staff member can allocate any STINT level, however they may be escalated or deescalated by a HoF, HoKS or member of SLT). First instance would always be STINT 1. Continued concerns and only after the STINT 1 has been followed up with parental communication and action taken by the original member of staff. Staff may not opt out of educating any students registered as members of BSB.

TRACKING BEHAVIOURAL INCIDENTS Infractions against the Behaviour Policy are logged and tracked on CPOMS for behaviour and academic concerns and iSAMs for homework in Secondary, on CPOMS for Primary, and on CPOMS for all pastoral concerns across the school. Entries are automatically shared with the Class Teacher/Form Tutor, as well as key members of the middle and senior leadership. These systems allow for records to be passed on, year on year, and between Primary and Secondary as children make these transitions. Transition discussions between Y6 and 7 begin in the first term of each academic year, and ‘children of concern’ remains an agenda item for all SLT meetings, ensuring that Secondary SLT are aware of any pending needs as children progress from KS2 to KS3. Meetings with key personnel, including pastoral leads and Heads of Faculty, are organised in the summer term with Y6 staff to raise awareness of pastoral and academic needs amongst the Y6 cohort.

The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

www.britishschool.ro


MOBILE PHONES PRIMARY STUDENTS No Primary student is allowed to bring a mobile phone to school unless permission is given by the Head of School. This will only be in exceptional circumstances.

SECONDARY STUDENTS Students are allowed to bring their phone to school, however they do so at their own risk and must adhere to set rules about its use. The BSB will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged phones. Mobile phones must not be used to by-pass school procedures in relation to school-parent contact. Parents must contact the front office to pass on any messages rather than going directly to the child. We have a duty of care to your child whilst they are at school.

PROCEDURES FOR MOBILE PHONES DURING SCHOOL HOURS: • • • •

Students must have their mobile phones switched off and out of sight at all times. Students may only turn on and use their devices during a class with the direct instruction of the teacher for clear educational purposes. Students are not permitted to take photographs, video or record images or voices of other students or staff members without their consent. Students are not permitted to have mobile phones in examinations or formal assessments.

Mobile phones must not be used to invade the privacy of others or breach the law. Students who use a mobile phone either by a direct phone call, text message or other function to: bully, harass, threaten, abuse, vilify or embarrass other students or staff will face disciplinary action which may lead to suspension and/or police involvement. Procedures relating to mobile phones: If a staff member hears a mobile phone, sees a phone, or has good reason to suspect that a student is using a phone during class time, the staff member should ask the student to turn the phone off and place out of sight. Should the student refuse or continually disobey this instruction then the member of staff should follow the STINT process and the table above. Teachers must not confiscate students’ mobile phones.

BUS BEHAVIOUR BOOK A book is also kept with a record of inappropriate behaviour on the school buses. Assistants should enter details in the book and inform the Class Teacher or Form Tutor of the student concerned. Pupils must be made aware that behaviour on the bus should be of the same standard as at all other times.

OPEN DOOR POLICY It is the policy of the British School that parents are able to discuss their son/daughter’s work and behaviour with members of staff, this should be after school has finished or at a day and time when it is mutually convenient. Parents should feel free to make appointments with members of staff through the school office to discuss behavioural or academic matters. A Parent/Teacher Contact report sheet should be filled in with the details of the discussion for future reference. The names of other children or adults should not appear on Parent Contact Forms.

The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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USE OF REASONABLE FORCE Although this is likely to be a very rare occurrence at BSB, staff may need to use reasonable force to control and/or restrain pupils. Staff should use no more force than is needed and it should be proportionate to the consequences that it is intended to prevent. ‘Reasonable force can be used to prevent pupils from hurting themselves or others, from damaging property, or from causing disorder’ (DfE, July 2013). This can range from guiding a student to safety through to more extreme circumstances, such as an intervention to prevent violence or injury. Reasonable force may also be used to prevent pupils from hurting themselves or others or to restrain a pupil at risk of harming themselves in a physical outburst. Where physical control or restraint has been used, a member of SLT should be informed as soon as possible, as further action may be necessary, which could include contact with parents.

SUSPENSION The Heads of School may suspend a student internally or externally for a discretionary period of time for a very serious breach of discipline or possibly less serious offences where repeated sanctions have proved ineffective. If suspension is ineffective, the Heads of School may review the student’s place at the school at any time during the academic year.

EXCLUSION The following is a list of examples of behaviour that might merit exclusion in the first instance, depending on circumstances. The list is not exhaustive: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Sexual misconduct, including the distribution and broadcasting of pornographic material Damage to property Damage to or compromising of the safety and security of the school’s digital networks Persistent disruptive, defiant or confrontational behaviour towards any member of staff Unacceptable or threatening parental behaviour Drug abuse or supplying drugs, tobacco or alcohol Alcohol abuse, including on school trips Theft Persistent bullying Physical assault / threatening behaviour to students or any member of school staff Fighting Arson Bringing a weapon or any device/ instrument which could cause physical harm to individuals or the school environment into school Sexual harassment Sexual/racial/homophobic/ or any other recognised form of discrimination Engaging in any activity which is illegal Activity or behaviour which brings the school into disrepute Sustained peer-on-peer abuse

A student may be permanently excluded from the school if it is proved on the balance of probabilities or at the judgement and discretion of the Headmaster or the Board, that the student has committed a very grave breach of school discipline or a serious criminal offence. Criminal proceedings may ensue. Permanent exclusion is reserved for the most serious breaches. The Headmaster and Heads of School shall act with procedural fairness in all such cases. Parents will be given a copy of the procedure current at the time and the student shall remain away from school pending the outcome. The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

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RELATED POLICIES & PROCEDURES House System Policy Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy PSHE Policy Anti-Bullying Policy Primary Staff Handbook Form Tutor Handbook (Secondary) Risk Assessment Policy

The School is operated by Crawford House Foundation Registered 3/25.01.2016 Fiscal Code 24879960

British School of Bucharest — Early Years Foundation Stage / Primary / Secondary 42 Erou Iancu Nicolae Street, 077190, Voluntari, Ilfov County, Romania

Registered Office 4E Zagazului Street Entrance B, Ground Floor, Ap. B4, Room 3, District 1, Bucharest, Romania

Telephone: +40 21 267 89 19, +40 728 133 432, +40 728 133 433 Fax: +40 21 267 89 69 E-mail: office@britishschool.ro

www.britishschool.ro