Creating a Positive Behaviour Framework based on Character

Having spent a year, as a school, celebrating and developing ‘My Personal Best’ values and attributes through assemblies, PE lessons and innovation projects we have now integrated MPB into our whole-school positive behaviour framework and points system. Our students won’t be just receiving points / merits / credits for e.g. excellent work in class; their award will be framed as a ‘concentration’ award. Asking for help will be rewarded with a ‘Resilience’ award and learning a new skill will be rewarded with a ‘self-belief’ award. We are happy to share the attached and we appreciate any additional comments or suggestions. Each of the 15 positive behaviour categories represent the ‘root and trunk’ values of the MPB framework that are identified as building-blocks towards the most improtant employability skills that UK employers look for in new recruits! (Decision making, problem-solving, evaluation, encouragement, cooperation, communication, self-motivation, responsibility and self-discipline!) Since we have a new MIS system at school we have been able to incorporate this new plan directly into the behaviour system at school. Behaviour Grid A3.docx (124.0 KB)

At Durham Trinity School and Sports College we use the Thrive Approach to support the emotional development of all children in school. We use Thrive online to carry out whole class assessments that provides suggestions of strategies, activities that can be carried out by staff working with the class to further support pupils emotional needs. Staff use Thrive principles when working with the pupils giving good eye contact and developing strong, trusting relationships with them, as well as delivering a child -centred curriculum focused foremost on meeting the needs of the pupils. The whole class assessments also help identify pupils who are working at a lower emotional level to their peers and in turn may benefit from some more targeted Thrive intervention sessions. Thrive sessions are usually once weekly with one of our 4 trained Thrive practitioners. The practitioners have a deeper understanding of how to support pupils emotional well being and development as well as passing on valuable knowledge/skills to staff. If colleagues would like any more information on Thrive please let us know and our lead practitioner is happy to help and advise further.