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Special Amendments to the Behaviour Policy during COVID-19

Special Amendments to Barnby Road Academy Behaviour Policy

During Covid-19 Epidemic


Behaviour Principles


In light of the need for children to behave differently and to follow specific rules on their return to school during the Covid-19 epidemic, this amendment to the Behaviour Policy outlines specific changes to guidance that pupils will have to follow. Our sole guiding principle when making any changes or adjustments to policy is to be able to keep all of our children, families and staff safe and place their wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do. These amendments will need to be communicated to pupils, parents and staff.


Behaviour Expectations:

  • amended expectations about breaks or play times, including where children may or may not play
  • clear rules about coughing or spitting at or towards any other person – this could lead to exclusion at the discretion of the Head Teacher
  • rewards and sanction system where appropriate if changed from main body of policy
  • clear rules for pupils at home about conduct in relation to remote education


School Routines and Procedures:

  • following any altered routines for arrival or departure
  • following instructions on who pupils can socialise with at school
  • moving around the school as per specific instructions (for example, one-way systems, out of bounds areas, queuing, one person only in the toilets)
  • rules about sharing any equipment or other items including drinking bottles
  • use of toilets


Hygiene and Health Expectations: 

  • following school instructions on hygiene, such as hand washing and sanitising
  • high expectations about sneezing, coughing, tissues and disposal (re-enforce ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’) and avoiding touching your mouth, nose and eyes with hands
  • tell an adult if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus


Mental Health and Emotional Support:

  • Curriculum changes to support children, e.g. social stories, circle time, PHSE, collective focus
  • Additional support that pupils can access above and beyond classroom provision if required – use of school counselling provision