This section shows steps which can be used particularly when the usual classroom and out of classroom plans have not been successful.
Parents and teachers are encouraged to communicate with each other at all times regarding behaviour.
Peer support among teachers is a vital aspect of discipline and should be considered at any stage. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the supportive action.
These steps can be used in a variety of sequences.
Cooling off time to re-think and negotiate re-entry to class or playground
Student repeatedly misbehaves
Move to room/area, record in timeout book
Contracting and conferencing behaviour agreements
Informal parent conferences using support staff, and use of discussion and problem solving to make behaviour agreements
Student repeatedly misbehaves; timeout has not been effective
Discussion with staff regarding strategies already used, negotiating appropriate behaviour contract
Involvement of educational psychologists, consultants, social workers from the District or other agencies
Previous intervention techniques have not been successful
Consultants are engaged to work with student, parents and relevant staff
Department of Education Action
Formal suspension procedures
Student's behaviour constitutes a danger to the physical and emotional health of any staff member or student
Refer to School Discipline Procedures as per the manual