Acceptable Behaviour Essay

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Unacceptable behaviour can be defined as behaviour that, having regard to all of the circumstances, would be offensive, belittling, abusive or threatening to another person or adverse to morale, discipline or workplace or school cohesion, or otherwise not in the interests of Defence. Disagreements and conflict will arise amongst children and young people. Certain minor or small disagreements amongst students can be constructive and need no intervention. There are, however, certain disagreements or conflicts that require intervention before they possibly escalate. This applies if a teaching staff member is present to witness the events and as they unfold. Any unacceptable behaviour as witnessed by teaching staff must be reprimanded promptly,…show more content…
In determining whether a punishment is reasonable, section 91 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 says the penalty must be reasonable in all the circumstances and that account must be taken of the pupil’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have, and any religious requirements affecting them.’ In order to ensure punishment is fair and proportionate to the crime one must be well educated in the behavioural policies of the school and although they may vary from school to school there is a range of general measures to be taken as outlined by the behavioural guide mentioned above including; verbal warnings, being sent out of class, loss of privileges, written tasks, break or out of school time detentions, visit to the principal’s office, community service and in more severe cases suspension and finally expulsion. Research shows that consistency in using the punishments in school is essential for the betterment of negative behaviour. All schools have the appropriate systems in place to ensure head administrators and parents are informed. That being said, it is the responsibility of the teaching staff to ensure these systems are used effectively and any transgressions are recorded.
It must be stated that unacceptable behaviour said to have taken place without a staff member around to intervene or with no knowledge till after the fact (in the case

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