Because we believe that consistency and positivity are the two key drivers of successful behaviour management, we have designed a Playground Behaviour Board Pack that, when used consistently and positively at playtimes by lunchtime supervisors and / or duty teachers and TAs, delivers a whole-school solution to managing and encouraging positive attitudes to learning and behaviour.
How to use the Playground Behaviour Board
- An all-weather, OurBoards Playground Behaviour Board could be displayed in every play area and in the Lunch Hall, serving as an attractive, clear and consistent reference point for pupils and adults.
- Lunchtime Supervisors might also carry with them their own A6 sized copy, (we will supply six A6 copies and two A2 board in a pack), allowing them quick and easy reference when discussing aspects of positive or negative behaviour with a pupil when out of sight of a full-size Board.
- Level 4 is the expected norm – the daily starting point for all children and at the start of every lunchtime, the supervisors / duty teacher will assume that this (or above) will be the starting point for every child. Schools will no doubt want to have frank and open discussion with pupils, parents and governors in order to reach a common understanding and agreement about what this ‘norm’ means to them and what it might look like, day-to-day, on their playgrounds.
- Levels 3, 2 and 1. To recognise or reward the increasingly positive attitudes and observed behaviours of Levels 3, 2 and 1, usually as agreed and described in a school’s values statement and behaviour policy, a school will want to devise its own procedures, again in consultation with pupils, parents and governors. These might typically include the award of stickers and certificates or notes sent home to parents to express the school’s appreciation of a pupil’s positive approach to playtimes.
- Levels 5, 6 and 7. For when a child’s observed behaviour falls below the expected norm of Level 4 ie to Levels 5, 6 and 7, again, a school can construct its own steps and sanctions to deal with the unwanted and often disruptive and challenging attitudes and behaviours, according to its context, values and policies and as agreed with pupils, parents and governors. Typically, these steps might include the involvement of and further reinforcement from the class teacher, a member of the SLT or the child’s parents.
- Dry Wipe
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- 2 x Wall Mounted Playground Behaviour Board size = A2 (60 cm x 42 cm)
- 6 x Pocket Board Playground Behaviour Board = A6 (15 cm x 11 cm)