Behaviour Management Policy

The White Hut Community Hall believes that children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them. Hall users should be free from the fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else. We aim to work towards a situation in which Hall users can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.

In order to achieve this we ask that you encourage your group to:
Be kind and look after each other and look after our Hall and its equipment

All groups and users of the Hall are directly responsible for the behaviour of the children or adults in their care. If all children or adults are carefully supervised by their group leaders then they will have the security of knowing what to expect and can build up useful habits of behaviour.

Corporal punishment (slapping, smacking or shaking) will never be acceptable practices and should not be used.

When children behave in unacceptable ways, the situation should be resolved by the adult(s) directly responsible for those children.

Should any group or Hall user exhibit persistent unacceptable behaviour the Trustees reserve the right to refuse or cancel any future bookings.

The White Hut Community Hall believes in promoting positive behaviour.
By praising people and acknowledging their positive actions and attitudes, we hope to ensure that people see that we value and respect them.

It is important to acknowledge that a person is feeling angry or upset and that it is the behaviour we are rejecting, not the person.

People need to develop non-aggressive strategies to enable them to stand up for themselves so that adults and children listen to them. They need to be given opportunities to release their feelings more creatively.

People must be encouraged to recognise that bullying, fighting, hurting and racist comments are not acceptable behaviour.

We want people to recognise that certain actions are right and that others are wrong.

By promoting good behaviour, valuing co-operation and a caring attitude we hope to ensure that everyone will develop as responsible members of society.

Staff and the management committee will try to provide a positive role model for the Hall users with regard to friendliness, care, courtesy and to offer strategies for handling conflict.