OUR BEHAVIOUR POLICY

Aims of the policy

School’s Out Activities believes that children will flourish best in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement where everyone knows what is expected of them. Clear boundaries must be set for children’s behaviour. Staff members caring for children in the provision are able to manage a wide range of children’s behaviour in a way that promotes their welfare and development.

In order to establish such an environment staff must ensure that children are made aware of what is acceptable and that which is not, and encourage children to report any incidences that occur without fear of reprisal. School’s Out Activities are committed to ensuring every child enjoys their experience at camp every day.

Course Rules

We have tailored rules for the age and requirements of each of our courses.

EARLY EXPLORERS

  • Whistle – stop, look and listen when the whistle is blown.
  • Be kind – use kind hands, feet and words with all other children and staff.
  • Take part – join in and help your team whilst having fun at camp.
  • Listen – always listen and follow instructions.
  • Stay with group – stay with your group at all times. Ask leaders if you need the toilet.
  • Speak to staff – if you are unhappy with anything, tell a leader straight away.

Creative Crew

  • Whistle – when you hear the whistle remain silent, stay still and listen to instructions.
  • Respect others – respect yourself, others and the environment.
  • Take part – join in and support your team in all of the activities.
  • Language – do not use inappropriate language in any situations.
  • Stay with group – stay with your group at all times. Ask your leader if you need to leave the group.
  • Breaks – make sure you keep hydrated with lots of water and use the toilet at break times.
  • Report concerns – if you have any problems, questions or are unhappy make sure you speak to a leader immediately.

Adrenaline Adventure

  • Whistle – when you hear the whistle remain silent, stay still and listen to instructions from the leader.
  • Respect others – Be kind and respect each other, their space and property.
  • Take part – join in and support your team in all of the activities.
  • Language – do not use inappropriate language or insulting words.
  • Stay with group – ask leader for permission to leave the group.
  • Lines – when asked to get into team lines, sit still facing the front and always wear your bib.
  • Breaks – be sure to keep hydrated with regular drinks and make sure to use the toilet at break times.
  • Report concerns – if you have any problems, questions or are unhappy make sure you speak to a leader immediately.

Next Generation

  • Set a good example to children as a role model.
  • Stay with your group and leaders at all times.
  • Mobile phone left with Camp Manager during activities.
  • Always listen and follow instructions given by staff.

Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviour

Staff will use the following procedure when dealing with inappropriate behaviour.

Behaviour policy checklist
*If the behaviour displayed is either; physical, racial or puts other children/staff at significant risk then the child will immediately take ‘time out’ from the activity and the procedures relating to this will occur. If the behaviour is displayed for the second time, the child will be sent home from camp and relevant procedures will take place.

If a child is sent home from camp

  • Management will then make a decision on whether it is appropriate for the child to return to camp. This may either be in the form of a temporary or permanent exclusion.
  • If a child is temporarily excluded they will be welcome back to camp after their exclusion period. Parents/bookers will not be entitled to a refund for the day or period of exclusion.
  • If a child is permanently excluded from camp, parents/bookers will not receive a refund for any dates booked.
  • Booking Protection Cover (BPC) is void in the event of temporary or permanent exclusion from camp. No refunds will be given as per our terms & conditions.

Bullying

School’s Out Activities does not tolerate persistent bullying.

If a child believes they are being bullied then they are encouraged to report this to a staff member. Once a member of staff has been informed, they will report the incident to the Camp Manager who will then discuss the matter with the child and with their Leader. If the Camp Manager believes that there is a legitimate complaint, they will then need to discuss the matter with the person being accused of bullying.

It is worth bearing in mind that the child accused of bullying may have issues of their own, resulting in this behaviour, that need to be dealt with sensitively and fairly. There may be reasons for bullying but there are no excuses for such behaviour. If we are convinced that bullying has taken place, we will decide what action is appropriate. All bullying cases will follow the normal Behaviour Policy.