The Behaviour System
Good behaviour is essential for learning and the development of our children into responsible and caring adults. As Rights Respecting Schools, the children of both Oakdale schools learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), so that they understand their rights and their responsibility to respect the rights of others. A rights based culture is created when duty bearers (adults) and rights holders (children) work together to create a respectful learning community.
To provide a consistent behaviour system for all Oakdale children we have created The Oakdale Charter across both schools. The Oakdale Charter is rooted in our Rights Respecting culture and reflects the behaviour principles agreed by our Governing Body.
- Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
- All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
- Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
- Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
- The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
- Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
- Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life
The Governing Body also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances.