Discipline

Llandudno is a happy school where we encourage our pupils to be thoughtful, self disciplined and considerate towards each other. Unfortunately, there are moments or situations where pupils ‘push boundaries’ with bad behaviour and show a lack of respect for others, for school property and display a number of socially unacceptable practices.

In these situations, we have to implement a discipline code as worked out by the BOG and teaching staff of Llandudno.

Aim
To help children develop self – discipline so that they function and interact effectively in everyday life and to create a positive and constructive educational environment .

Role Players
Parents, Teachers and Pupils.

Fundamentals
1. Order is essential for efficient learning to take place.
2. Discipline must be fair, appropriate and humane.
3. There must be a system of positive reinforcement (House Points, a credit system or praise) for pupils to receive recognition for behaving acceptably.
4. Children must have rights and responsibilities. Examples of some rights are:
– The right to work and learn without being disturbed by others.
– The right to be treated courteously and respectfully.
– The right to work in a clean, safe and orderly environment.
– Types of offences and possible penalties

A. EVERYDAY OFFENCES

IN THE CLASSROOM
1. Excessive talking
2. Behaviour disruptive enough to prevent teacher from conducting a lesson
3. Deliberate restlessness
4. Eating without permission
5. Restlessness
6. Walking about
7. Homework not done
8. Books forgotten
9. Leaving classroom without permission
10. Leaving gym /swim gear at home

GENERAL
1. Inapropriate behaviour in hall/ library, talking in assembly, etc.
2. Derogatory names/conversations
3. Hands in pockets
4. Littering
5. Dangerous activities: tree climbing, playing with sticks or hard balls, throwing stones, playing around staff cars, climbing over or under school fences
6. Inappropriate hairstyle
7. Lateness
8. Poor sportsmanship
9. Uniform contraventions

WHO TAKES ACTION
Teachers

ACTION
1. Discussion
2. Reprimand
3. Scolding
4. Weekday Detention for work related offences
5. Given demerits ( 3 for Grades 1 – 3 and 2 for Grades 4-7)

B. SERIOUS OFFENCES

TYPE OF OFFENCE
1. Graffiti on school property
2. Repeated bad or obscene language usage
3. Repeated physical fighting
4. Deliberate Ignoring of school/ home notes
5. Victimization (bullying)
6. Dishonesty / stealing
7. Repeated Backchatting / Disrespect
8. Truancy
9. Petty theft
10. Intentional damage of property
11. Using school property without permission e.g. sound or sports equipment / smart boards
12. Abuse of school uniform in public
13. Searching through others possessions
14. Non – appearance at sport matches
15. Inappropriate behaviour on sports field
16. Leaving school grounds without teacher or principal permission
17. Entering pool area without teacher or principal permission

WHO TAKES ACTION
1. Teachers
2. Principal

ACTION (judged appropriate by principal/BOG)
1. Immediate Saturday detention
2. Appropriate remedial punishment
3. Placing child on special daily report

C. EXTREMELY SERIOUS OFFENCES

TYPE OF OFFENCE
1. Constantly being put in detention.
2. Not attending detention without valid excuse
3. Stealing
4. Vandalism
5. Smoking ( where pupil can be identified with school)
6. Supplying or consuming alcohol.
7. Supplying or taking of drugs.
8. Criminal offences
9. Intentional violent behaviour
10. Any serious anti-social behavior
11. Possessing Undesirable material (e.g.DVDs/ literature/ cell phone) at school
12. Undesirable cell phone photography /messaging / cyberbullying
13. Possession of firearms / weapons

WHO TAKES ACTION
Principal in conjunction with Governing Body

TYPE OF ACTION
1. Parents notified in writing
2. Filed in pupil’s profile.
3. Suspension of the privilege of attending school functions/ outdoor excursions or participation in sport.
4. Suspension for a number of days
5. Expulsion (after disciplinary action)