Introduction

At blue{shift}, we recognise that the behaviour of the vast majority of our campers is excellent for almost all of the time and we seek to provide positive incentives to further encourage this. We believe that a clear and consistent policy provides security for children, increases their opportunities for development and learning, as well as supporting all our campers to behave well.

Every member of the staff team is responsible for promoting and supporting positive behaviour throughout every camps.

Behaviour expectations have been formulated into the Blue{shift} Rules. Campers and staff are reminded of the blue{shift} rules at the beginning of every day of camp. Parents and carers are also made aware of the Rules via the Parents’ Handbook, which is hosted on our website and is sent out to customers before each camp.

It is the expectation that all children will agree to follow the Blue{shift} Rules. Class teachers are responsible for introducing the Rules to their pupils.  Each teacher is responsible for revisiting the Rules with their class as well as, on occasion, setting additional expectations.

Incentives and Sanctions

Disciplinary Procedures

To support positive behaviour in class or around the camp, graduated procedures are in place.

Children who break a rule will be sanctioned in the following way to reflect the adult’s decision:

  •  Yellow Zone/First Warning – Verbal warning in class
  •  Orange Zone/Second Warning - Taken out of classroom and spoken to by the teacher, time out in class
  •  Red Zone/Third Warning - Time out out of class (e.g office) and parents notified
  •  Purple Zone/Fourth Warning - Parents notified and child sent home

Break down of Zone levels

Yellow Zone – Verbal warning

The staff member reminds the child of the expected behaviour, refers to the relevant part of the Blue{shift} Rules (i.e. Ready, Respectful, Safe) and warns the child. The teacher may move the child’s name without verbal reference if they are in the middle of teaching. If the unwanted behaviour continues refer to the ‘Orange Zone’.

Orange Zone - Time out in class

‘Time out’ provides the child with an opportunity to cool down and reflect. The child will be asked to sit alone in an appropriate place in class. It is the expectation that five minutes time out should be sufficient, but in all cases this will be limited to a maximum of ten minutes. In some circumstances a child may be asked to have more than one time out within the same session. If the unwanted behaviour continues refer to the ‘Red Zone’.

Red Zone - Time out in another class/staff office

Time out of class, provides the child with an opportunity to cool down and reflect away from the class environment. Time out of class is always supervised. Children will not be asked to sit in the corridor. It is the expectation that five minutes should be sufficient but in all cases ‘time out in another class’ will be limited to a maximum of ten minutes.

Class based staff will keep a record of any child given time out in their class.

Apart from exceptional circumstances, it is expected that a child’s behaviour would have been supported through the graduated sanctions detailed above before being moved to the Red Zone. Some behaviours, e.g bullying, will lead to being placed immediately in the ‘Red Zone’.

Purple Zone

  • Fighting with children
  • Deliberately hurting an adult
  • Refusing to show respect towards adults and the school’s expectations

Parents notified and the child sent home. 

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