Pupils are expected to behave appropriately in the Green Room and rules are clearly displayed and are referred to when necessary. These focus on the need to respect; each other, equipment, each other’s space and right to be there and not to put each other down.
Pupils are reminded of rules and their focus returned to the required behaviour as and when necessary. If behaviours continue pupils will be given 5 minutes time out away from working activities at the end of which they are invited to return to the group. If negative behaviour continues pupils may then be given an apology letter to complete before they are permitted to rejoin the group. If pupil goes on to continue with unacceptable level of behaviour they may be exited to a secluded area or referred to management as appropriate.
Green Room Staff
The role of the Green Room staff is to extend and enhance the existing behaviour support/management systems used by all staff throughout the school. With the absence of class/teaching commitments, staff are able to dedicate more time to focusing on issues/behaviours/emotions and may be of benefit when working in partnership with teaching and support staff. Once again, their main focus is on re-entry to the class, with support where necessary. Staff may, at times, feel that this is an easy option and that the students get an easy ride in the Green room, but it is important to note that the main focus for the classroom should be the ability to teach without disruption and the programme aims to assist with this.