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This is the BICC Student Behaviour and Discipline Policy. This policy is designed to give clear guidance on the standards of behaviour all students are expected to observe. It is not exhaustive in defining acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and in circumstances where guidance does not exist, students are expected to speak to their class teacher and teachers to their Heads of Stage.
Every member of the school is expected to behave in a responsible manner – both in regard to themselves and others – showing consideration, courtesy and respect for other people and their property at all times.
It is recognised that encouragement to achieve and maintain standards is preferred to punishments for failure. Staff members are expected to set good examples to the children and to reward high standards of behaviour whenever possible. There should to be a positive ethos of good relationships throughout the school at all times.
At British International College of Cairo, students are expected to play their part in observing an acceptable standard of behaviour, discipline and manners. All three elements are linked and children should be positively encouraged by example, to give their best at all times.
On enrolling their child(ren), parents/carers should be made aware of these standards and the efforts/expectations of the school to maintain them. Similarly, all students throughout their time at the school will be guided and encouraged to understand the reasons behind the rules and regulations regarding the health, safety and welfare of students, staff, parents and visitors. This is done in the hope and belief that the fostering of positive values within school and society might be continued through the students’ teenage years and into adulthood.
When talking to students about their behaviour, staff should be specific. Staff should react consistently and fairly in order to encourage positive behaviour. Staff should use the psychologist at every opportunity.
Early Years children are rewarded with stickers during daily school life.
However, it should also be understood that a student who repeatedly and deliberately disregards the standards of school may be disciplined by the class teacher, head of stage or the Principal, in accordance with the considered gravity of the misbehaviour.
Only as a last resort and in truly exceptional cases when senior management, in conjunction with the proprietor and psychologist considers all else to have failed – including suspension from school – would a student be excluded.
Sanctions are used in cases of poor behaviour or lack of effort. They may involve:
The class teacher and subject teachers, as the first point of contact, are the main people responsible for giving both rewards and sanctions, but any member of staff may do so, although this must be fed back to the class teacher. However, all staff should be made aware of extreme behaviour whether good or bad, by an individual or a group. This and documenting behavior raises everyone’s awareness and in the case of poor behaviour can prevent further occurrences by greater vigilance. All at the school, students and staff alike, have a responsibility to promote positive attitudes.
Students found by the class teacher to have persistent behavioural problems must arrange to meet the School Psychologist and must be referred to the Head of Stage, of which the second written warning will result in parents also officially informed. Similar sanctions to those noted above may then be applied under the jurisdiction of the Head of Stage, with the parents being made aware.
Corporal punishment or verbal abuse will not be permitted in any form at British International College of Cairo. If any member of staff is suspected of not complying with this directive or an allegation be made in this regard, immediate suspension will follow and, if proven, disciplinary action taken.
Serious incidents of bad behaviour should be recorded on an incident form which will be kept securely in the child’s file (in the Head of Stage office).
In the unlikely event of having to restrain a student, either in the process of breaking up an altercation with another child or if a student is considered to be in danger, he/she may be restrained by the adult in charge at the time. When restraining, the supervising adult should endeavour to hold on to items of clothing rather than areas of the body (especially joints). However, in what are considered to be times of danger to the student(s) concerned, the action may take precedence over etiquette.
At school, we aim to promote positive behaviour in all our students by encouraging good conduct and by creating an environment in which it can flourish, in which students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behaviour. This is mainly promoted by each teacher and co teacher through classroom ‘circle time’, SEAL (whole-school approach to promoting social and emotional skills), Life Skills & Values lessons, through themed morning broadcasts and school assemblies.
School rules are as few and straightforward as possible. They aim to create a safe and friendly environment for all students.
See BICC discipline protocol
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