The school’s aim is to create a happy classroom environment where every student can do his best work without being distracted by others.
Teachers must always maintain a positive attitude to students – even those who do misbehave persistently.
In addition to the school’s overall behaviour plan (as described in the Students’ Handbook), Year Coordinators will lead staff in devising a Positive Reward and Consequence System for students. This system must be used by all teachers who teach that Year Level during the school year.
The system should be explained to students at the beginning of the school year and they should be reminded as a group, during Year Level Assemblies, from time to time.
These will vary between Year Levels.
Teachers should reward students for good or improved behaviour, effort, morals or values, friendship, team work and/or academic work. Teachers should explain why they will reward students and ensure that they award students consistently in the class/Year Level.
Year levels may decide to produce and present awards to students. If so, teachers must keep a record of award recipients to ensure that all students receive awards from time to time and to ensure that individual students do not receive significantly more awards than others.
If Year 4-12 teachers would like to present an award to a student who they are aware has been problematic for a colleague, they should raise the student’s behaviour and progress in a Year Meeting to determine if the timing is appropriate.
Thai culture places great importance on ALL awards, and therefore teachers should make every effort to ensure that they take the award preparation process seriously and prepare awards that look professional – they should not be messy.
Standard for writing on ANY award (Year 1-12):
It is important that all staff maintain a standard when preparing awards, to ensure that ACEP exudes a professional image to parents. When writing on any awards teachers MUST write the information in the format below in a clearly legible script:
- All Year Levels will implement a Timeout System and this will be explained by Year Coordinators.
- Timeout will entail duties for teachers.
- It is important that teachers use the Timeout System consistently so that students are aware that any misbehaviour will result in the same consequence, regardless of the instructor in charge.
On occasions students will be punished with Special Timeout by standing outside a Teachers’ Room (or a similar area). This punishment is for very serious misbehaviour and may be set by an administrator only.
The only staff who should talk to students when they are being punished in this area are their teacher or the administrator. As the students are there for punishment, other staff should not acknowledge or interact with them unless absolutely necessary.
If a student engages in extremely serious misbehaviour, or misbehaves repeatedly, they may be given a special behaviour chart to focus on improving target behaviour/s. This will usually be provided after a parent-teacher conference so all parties are aware of the target behaviour. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their behaviour chart is completed by the teacher at the end of each lesson. However, it is up to the teacher to ensure that they are aware of the target behaviours on the sheet and make a professional judgement primarily about these behaviours only on the behaviour chart. Other minor misbehaviour/s should be addressed with the standard reward/consequence system.