Positive Reinforcement Policy

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Positive Reinforcement Policy

The policy is part of the comprehensive policy titled “Behavior for Learning Policy”-version of September 2018 which was reviewed in June 2019 by Phase Leaders and Students’ Support Committee.

Abiding by this policy ensures the smooth pacing of the day-to-day Teaching and Learning processes at DIPS-G and guarantees highest levels of student’s safety at all times.

Positive Reinforcement Policy

The school’s positive reinforcement policy is designed to encourage students to rethink their own actions and take positive steps towards improving their behavior. Accompanied with the support of all members of the school, students are given the opportunity and support to regain lost marks in conduct and show their sincere willingness and capabilities to become more positively engaged in the school community and life.

Through offering this policy we aim at making win-win situations to both students and the school community. At DIPS-G, we aim to:

  • Promote high standards of behavior
  • Promote self-discipline among students, proper respect for authority, and acceptance of responsibility for their own actions
  • Create and maintain a positive, safe, and orderly school climate where effective learning can take place and all students can grow academically, socially and emotionally with mutual respect between all members of the school community, for belongings and the school environment.

We believe that our aims are achieved when:

  • Clear expectations are established, understood, and accepted through regular activities which define the limits of acceptable behavior.
  • The choice to behave responsibly is placed on students.
  • Students are assisted and guided in making responsible behavior choices.
  • Students are provided with good role models

Students may compensate for the lost marks by taking measurable and practical steps during or after their school day. They can retrieve all or part of their lost conduct marks depending on how serious they are in performing their assigned work. The table below shows some duties and the compensation he/she would receive:

Duty Retrieved Marks
1 Improved behavior patterns as evident on a monitoring report 1 mark for every 5 days with not less than “good” grading
2 Doing in-school volunteer work such as assisting in monitoring school entrances, break times, etc.. 2 marks for every 5 days
3 Providing academic tutoring and support to other students Up to 3 marks measured against efforts made
4 Providing assistance in shadow teaching or assistance to teachers Up to 3 marks measured against efforts made
5 Assisting and making efforts to prevent bullying  2 marks for every incident
6 No complaints received from any teacher within a period of one month 5 marks
7 Doing community volunteer work in a local institution for a period of two weeks 5 marks
8 Assisting Administrative Supervisors in implementing school policies or monitoring students’ behavior 2 marks for every 5 days
9 Making useful presentations and contributions in school events and assemblies 3-5 marks based on the evaluation of the supervisor
10 Making constructive and positive initiatives to improve a situation in the school community 1-2 marks for each worthy initiative
11 Assisting in and/or making decorative material, educational resources, posters, etc… 2-5 marks based on the evaluation of the supervisor
12 Assisting in enforcing school safety procedures in school premises and buses 2-4 marks for every 5 days