Behaviour Regulation at Parson Street Primary School
Parson Street Primary School is committed to creating an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. Everyone is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourage others to do the same. Through the creation of an empowered learning community, we aim to foster connection and respect and where all are valued and lives flourish.
As a school, we believe that attachment and trauma informed practice is crucial to understanding the needs of our pupils. We believe that all behaviour is a form of communication and therefore balance having clear and consistent boundaries with a nurturing and restorative approach to unwanted behaviours. All staff explicitly teach self-regulation techniques and act as co-regulators for children. Our behaviour strategies echo our core values with a heavy emphasis on respectful behaviour, a partnership approach to managing poor conduct and responsive interventions that support staff and learners.
Parson Street Primary School is committed to the creation of an empowered learning community which teaches diversity, equality and respect. We are an inclusive school that respects the equal opportunities of all people. We do not accept prejudice in any form. This is embodied in our vision statement, “Live and Learn.”
“A focus on adult behaviour is the only responsible approach. Emotionally mature adults are flexible enough to change, to be present in the toughest moments and to judge slowly. They are patient, encouraging and kind. Through the fog of anger they keep everyone safe. In the calm light of day they build rapport and emotional currency. Their expectations are always high and they will never drop their own standards because of the poor behaviour of the learner. The adults who work with the most difficult behaviours are always in control of themselves before they attempt to take control of others. Build a school that is full of them and there are no limits to achievement.”
- Paul Dix ‘When the adults change, everything changes’
At Parson Street Primary School, we strive for:
- All adults to be responsive to the changing needs of our children.
- All children to possess the tools to self-regulate when faced with big feelings.
- All children to actively reflect on their choices and their learning.
- All adults to be creative in engaging children and supporting behaviour.
- All children to feel positively about coming to school.
- Barriers to be reduced so that children feel they can be successful.
- All practices to be inclusive and meet the needs of our children.
- Children, parents and teachers to have an effective support network.
For more information about how we intend to implement this approach please see our Behaviour Regulation Policy - available to download below and from the policies page.
Where children's behaviour is not Ready, Respectful or Safe, we follow a Classroom Support Procedure and always seek to give children the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions, reflect on their behaviour, repair and restore their relationships.
Class Teachers should be able to address any concerns regarding behaviour in the first instance. However, should you have any questions about our approach to managing behaviour and promoting self-regulation and pupil welfare, please do not hesitate to contact our Assistant Headteacher (responsible for Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare) - Miss Beech. Please also seek support from Miss Beech, Mr Huxley or the appropriate Team Leader if you wish to discuss things further.
Assistant Headteacher (Responsible for PDBW) - Miss Beech
Assistant Headteacher (Responsible for Teaching and Curriculum) - Mr Huxley
EYFS (Nursery & Reception) Team Leader - Mrs Bennett
KS1 (Y1 & Y2) Team Leader - Mr Howells
LKS2 (Y3 & Y4) Team Leader - Ms Lee
UKS2 (Y5 & Y6)Team Leader - Ms Marriott
We are an 'Anti-Bullying' School. We take instances of bullying very seriously. To demonstrate our commitment, the whole school has agreed to the Anti-Bullying Promise below. We also take part annually in Anti-Bullying Week. This year Anti-Bullying Week falls on 15th November - 19th November. This year, ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week. Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us.
We are starting the week with an Odd Socks Day on Monday. There’s a serious message behind the fun: let’s pull on odd socks to show we’re ALL unique and different, and let’s be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality.
Throughout the week, pupils will conduct kindness surveys which will inform the work of School Council during the academic year. We will learn about Online Bullying and how to show kindness and be better friends. We will also learn about how bulling is responded to at Parson Street Primary School and how pupils can take responsibility for helping to stop bullying and build our kind culture.
If you, or someone you know, is being bullied - either at school or online - then please make sure you tell a trusted adult in school so that we can make it stop. Everyone deserves to feel safe and happy.
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR