This brief blog was triggered by a Tweet by @MrBlachford. He said that a school’s behaviour policy mattered. That is true and you will know that my belief is that if a child misbehaves in more than one lesson the responsibility for action lies with the leadership of the school and not with the teacher, primarily.
The tweet triggered a simple thought. What is the point of a behaviour policy? Given whatever we do in schools the focus is learning how about we change to idea of a behaviour policy, often a policy which deals with misbehaviour, to a policy entitled
‘attitude to learning’?
I am thinking that this might change the focus to be closer to that which we want. Learning.
We would do many of the things that a good behaviour policy would contain but what else might it make us focus on?