Telopea Park School’s Student Management Policy’ is based on the values of Respect, Cooperation, Fairness and Honesty. “Restorative Practices’ are used throughout the school. Behaviour is a matter of choice: good behaviour results from good choices. When behaviour concerns arise, the teacher deals with the situation by using a range of strategies. These may include a system of agreements addressing the specific behaviour.
After the classroom teacher has used a variety of classroom strategies and the student does not modify their behaviour, the student is placed on a Level 1 Agreement. This is an agreement between the teacher and the student. The student’s behaviour is monitored for the next three lessons. If the student’s behaviour changes and they successfully complete the Level 1 Agreement, no further action is taken.
If the student has not changed their behaviour noted in the Level 1 Agreement or has broken a class/school rule in a more serious way the Executive teacher becomes involved and the student moves to a Level 2 Agreement. The student’s behaviour is discussed and monitored for six lessons while on the Level 2 Agreement. The student’s parents are contacted. While on a Level 2 Agreement the student may be placed on a whole school lesson check; loses the right to represent the school; and attend School excursions and events. If the student’s behaviour changes and he/she successfully completes the Level 2 Agreement no further action is taken.
If the student has not changed their behaviour noted in the Level 2 Agreement or has broken a class/school rule in a more serious way they may be placed on a Level 3 Agreement. The Principal is informed; the parents/carers are informed and requested to attend an interview to discuss the Level 3 Agreement. The student is placed on a whole school lesson check; loses the right to represent the school for 5 weeks and attend School excursions and events. If the student’s behaviour does not change during this agreement external suspension may follow as a consequence.
Extreme misbehaviour may result in the Principal or delegate suspending the attendance of the student from school. At the re-entry meeting the student and parents/carers sign a re-entry agreement.