The list of good behaviours and social graces was created in consultation with our students. Our BSG poster summarises these for students.
Our behaviour policies are designed to support the way in which all members of the school community can work together in a supportive and caring way. Our students learn positive behaviour as a life skill.
Addressing Members of Staff
We pride ourselves on being a friendly environment, and we believe that we build good relationships between staff and students. There are important professional boundaries, however, and a certain amount of formality is necessary to maintain appropriate relationships.
Students should address members of staff using their title and name. We expect this courtesy to be extended to all of our staff, not just teachers.
Punctuality and Organisation
It is a basic expectation that students will arrive on time and with the required items to all lessons, as well as morning registration. This helps to ensure that all students make the maximum use of their learning time.
Students are also reminded of the importance of going promptly to their bus at the end of the school day to avoid delaying or inconveniencing others.
Behaviour Outside School
We expect students to maintain high standards outside school too. In particular we are concerned about any behaviour that will reflect badly on us as a school and community. We will treat any instance of poor behaviour that occurs whilst students are wearing school uniform or otherwise recognisable as members of the British International School as a school disciplinary issue, and we ask for the support of parents in this.
In general, if we become aware of any of our students behaving poorly or irresponsibly in the community we will inform parents, so that they have the information they need to help steer the right path with their children as they grow older.
We look to celebrate success, and our teachers are always on the look out to ‘catch students doing things well’. We like informal praise, where teachers look to find opportunities to praise students every day as part of their normal classroom practice. We praise and reward children for good behaviour in a variety of ways:
Golden Time is given to each child at the beginning of each week in an allocation of 30 minutes. The purpose of Golden Time is to celebrate those children who have followed the Golden Rules all week. If a child chooses not to follow the Golden Rules then the teacher removes some of their Golden Time. The time taken will depend on the severity of the child’s behaviour. On the very rare occasions where a child’s behaviour is deemed unacceptable it may be necessary for them to go to the appropriate Key Stage Leader. If a child has lost some Golden Time they will only be allowed to join in their chosen activity once they have sat out for the allocated time they have lost.