Behaviour management

This is the Behaviour Model at Shepherdson College. It is split up into sections as the severity of the behaviour increases. As a classroom teacher you are responsible mainly for the Green and Yellow sections and will refer the behaviour to either the ST1, AP or Principal in the Orange and Red sections as the behaviour becomes more extreme. Incidents of student behaviour are recorded in the Student Behaviour Tracker (SBT).

Green section - Planning for positive classroom behaviour (Classroom Teacher and AT)

This section is where you will plan your classroom management and strategies to promote positive classroom behaviour. You should talk to your mentor or ST1 on strategies that have been used in classes before. You should also talk to your AT about how you can work together to promote positive behaviour and manage difficult behaviour when it arises. Your plan for this will be part of your "Yellow Book" for the term.

Yellow section - Managing low level behaviour in the classroom (Classroom Teacher and AT)

This section is where you will be managing minor disturbances and low level behaviour (eg. not working, walking around, disrupting the classroom). Once again, plan with your mentor, AT and ST1 for some strategies that may help in these situations. There are some key points in this section:

  • Organise with another teacher to have a buddy classroom where disruptive students can go. Your AT can escort the student to this class. Ensure that the student has accessible work to complete in the buddy classroom.

  • If the behaviour persists daily you can organise a parent meeting. Ask your AT or cultural mentor to help you organise this as they will know the family situation/location. If this happens then record the minutes of the meeting in the SBT.

  • If the behaviour does not improve and the student has to be removed from the classroom then it goes into the Orange Section.

Orange Section - Managing severe behaviour (ST1 or AP)

This is where a student has to be removed from class or from the school for continually disruptive, extreme or dangerous behaviour. A report will need to be made in the SBT afterwards. The main point with this section is:

  • If a student needs to be removed from a classroom and cannot or should not go to a buddy classroom then ask the AT to escort them to the AP office. If they will not go or run away then call the AP immediately and they will assume responsibility of the student so that you can continue with your class. They will then stay with the AP until either the end of the day or until they have settled down and can return to the classroom. The classroom teacher will be responsible for any disciplinary action and facilitate a restorative discussion with the student afterwards and discuss strategies for preventing the behaviour from occuring again. If necessary the ST1 or AP can be present for this.

Red Section - Emergency (ST1, AP or Principal)

If you have a situation which you consider to be an emergency and anyone is in imminent danger then call the front office immediately on 7012 or the AP or Principal. A report will need to be made in the SBT afterwards.