Behaviour Policy

The PTA Behaviour Policy sets out the standard of behaviour expected from all children attending after school clubs to ensure that the value and enjoyment derived by the majority is not compromised by any individual.

This code of conduct is also in place to support the coaches and tutors in their duty of care.

By enrolling for an after school club, it is understood that the attendee (namely the child) agrees to abide by the code of conduct and that the parent/guardian understands this. In cases where the child has difficulties which affect theirbehaviour, it may be necessary for a parent or other adult to attend the class to provide additional support.

  • Club Leaders (coaches and tutors as well as co-ordinators) are the representatives of the PTA and as such they are invested with significant authority
  • If a Club Leader believes behaviour to be inappropriate he/she will take appropriate action in line with the discipline procedures listed below.
  • In cases of continuing misbehaviour, the possibility of suspension or even exclusion from club activities arises. These decisions are based upon the judgement of the Club Leader, and advice from the Head Teacher and Chair of the PTA

The new procedures for managing behaviour follow the ‘traffic light system’ of issuing coloured cards with varying consequences, which will be recorded in a Behaviour Log Book, as detailed below:-

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES 2014/2015

Problem with behaviour – first occasion
Action by Coach
  • Verbal warning given and recorded in Behaviour Log Book
  • Coach informs adult collecting child
  • If no adult present, coach must inform Club Co-ordinator who will contact the parent.
Action by Club Co-ordinator
  • Inform parent
Problem with behaviour – second occasion
Action by Coach
  • Yellow card issued and recorded in Behaviour Log Book.
  • Child asked to sit out of activity for 10 minutes.
  • Inform adult collecting the child
  • · If no adult collecting child, coach must inform Club Co-ordinator the same day
Action by Club Co-ordinator
  • Inform parent the same day as the yellow card was issued
Problem with behaviour – third occasion
Action by Coach
  • Red card issued and recorded in Behaviour Log Book.
  • Child asked to sit out for the duration of the class.
  • Inform adult collecting the child.
  • Inform Club Co-ordinator the same day
Action by Club Co-ordinator
  • Parent of child will be telephoned (same day as the incident happened), followed by a formal letter stating that their child will be asked to miss one week’s activity.
  • Inform PTA Chair
  • Fees will not be reimbursed
Further Action
  • At discretion of Chair and Head Teacher
Problem with behaviour – fourth occasion
Action by Coach
  • Black card issued and recorded in Behaviour Log Book.
  • Parent/guardian contacted to collect and remove child from the class.
Action by Club Co-ordinator
  • · Parent of child will be telephoned, followed by a formal letter stating that their child is not to return to the Club and will not be permitted to rejoin until the new school year.
  • Inform Chair and Head Teacher
  • Fees will not be reimbursed
Further Action
  • At discretion of Chair, Head Teacher and Coach
Where the child has not received a prior verbal warning, but engages in behaviour which is serious misconduct
Action by Coach
  • Yellow or Red card issued (depending on severity of incident – at coach’s discretion).
  • Inform adult collecting child.
  • Inform PTA Club Co-ordinator/Link
Action by Club Co-ordinator
  • Contact parent same day as incident.  If a red card issued, the child will be asked to miss out one week’s session (fees not reimbursed)
Further Action
  • At discretion of Depute or Head Teacher (depending on nature of incident).

The information noted within the Behaviour Log Book will be treated in confidence and only the Club Co-ordinator, PTA Chair, Head Teacher and Deputes can view the information contained.

The cycle of the traffic light system will run for the whole school year.

Representatives from the PTA will speak to the children at the start of each new term about the expected level of behaviour.

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