BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT POLICY
At Bluemoon International School, believe that children should be encouraged to grow and develop to their full potential in a suitably planned environment, where they know what is expected of them, and where clear limits are set, appropriate to their age and stage of development and any special needs they may have.
- Children’s efforts, achievements and feelings will always be acknowledged so as to promote the growth of self-esteem and self-discipline.
- The service will strive to manage behavior consistently in order that children have the security of knowing what to expect and can build up good patterns of self-discipline.
- Adults working in the service must be good role models by following codes of behavior and showing respect for each other and the children.
- Rules that apply to children and adults in the group will be discussed and agreed. These rules will be made known to all adults, staff, parents and children.
- It is recognised that the key to behavior management is good observation skills in the adults.
- Ongoing discussion, training and practice will be availed of to train staff in the skills of behavior management.
Positive Strategies for Behavior Management
- One to one adult support will be offered to the child that need help in order to help the child to see what went wrong and offer possible solutions.
- Comfort and support will be offered where another child has been hurt in an incident
- Explanations for challenging unwanted behaviors and attitudes will be made clear immediately to the child/children.
- It will always be made clear to the child in question that it is the behavior and not the child that is unacceptable.
- Staff will use simple language, speaking calmly and quietly to the children when dealing with these situations
- Staff will demonstrate respect and empathy by listening and being interested
- By offering alternatives, positive behavior is encouraged and helps to teach children about the value of compromise
- Recurring problems will be dealt with in an inclusive manner following observations and involving the child’s parents, and other appropriate adults.
- Books and activities will be available to help the children explore and name their feelings, where appropriate, in conjunction with an adult.