Calle Santa Bernardita, 3. 28023 Madrid - España

+34 91 357 12 56

Coexistence

WHAT AFFECTS OUR STUDENTS' BEHAVIOUR?

“Fostering values in our students is a daily challenge for teachers and families. What is  most important is that students find in their teachers, family and colleagues, the example and the model to follow”.

 

Learning to live in society, competence in social skills and citizenship, is one of the fundamental human being’s basic skills and constitutes one of the main challenges in our educational system.

Good coexistence requires mutual respect, acceptance and compliance with common norms, other opinions and lifestyles, respect for diversity and a peaceful tension and conflict resolution.

When a student joins our School, we understand he/she must play an active part by seeing, feeling and living our Educational Project. However, we understand that the age of many of them does not make them see the need to learn how to become citizens with a vision for the future. Therefore, it is the families they grow up with, who should make them see the importance of knowing how to live in community.

Solidarity, respect and responsibility will allow us to work both the class and centre rules described in the Social Plan and the Coexistence Plan, which aim to have a preventive as well as a formative nature. Moreover, with the emotional intelligence plan, Ruler, we help them meet their emotions and work with them.

 

PROJECT IA TOGETHER

 

Internacional Aravaca has implemented within its Coexistence Plan a project called IA TOGETHER. Its purpose is the resolution of conflicts with the intention of preventing and eradicating any situation subject to bullying. Over the months of September and October, we have given awareness talks in all Pre-School, Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate classes to prevent cases or conflicts subject to bullying, and expressing our opinion: ZERO TOLERANCE WITH REGARD TO BULLYING. Our students and the school’s staff, are already familiar with IA TOGETHER and its protocol. In order to involve the entire educational community we belong to, we have created an Assembly for Coexistence in which parents, teachers and students take part; all trained to that effect. The Assembly is constituted by the School, Family and Students Detection Units.

To activate the Protocol in case of bullying, families may:
- Address the class tutor.
- Contact us through the enabled e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Direct access from the school’s home webpage).
- Report it through the school’s APP, filling in the Bullying Complaint Form.
- Contact the Family Detection Unit to receive advice on the protocol, made up by: Rosa Valderrama and Covadonga García (Primary representatives), Carlos Barba (Pre-School representative) or Carmen Ortiz (Secondary representative).

As regards students, they will be able to:
- Contact their tutor.
- Rely on the Students' Detection Unit.
- Contact the School's Detection Unit.
- Via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Via the Brave Students' Mailbox, located in the Primary and Secondary halls if they prefer to make an anonymous complaint.

 

COEXISTENCE RESOURCES: SCORING AND EMOTIONAL AGREEMENT

COEXISTENCE SCORING

 

Primary and Secondary students have a coexistence scoring they can access through the school’s platform, which helps them become more aware of the importance of social and civic competence, the Coexistence Plan, the Social Plan and the Values they are based on.

This coexistence scoring system received the Third National Award for the National Good Practices Competition for the promotion and improvement of Coexistence.

 

CLASSROOM EMOTIONAL AGREEMENT

Class and school rules have been developed in each group by the students themselves and the teachers' team. They are based on the children's values and feelings. These are positively worded and have been signed by all members of the class.

The agreement is displayed in the classroom and is monthly reviewed, or whenever it is needed.. The agreement reflects on: How do we want to feel? What should we do to achieve it? What should we do to prevent conflicts?

 

PRIMARY: JOURNAL OF VALUES, THINKING CORNER AND BUILDING CHARACTER WORKSHOP

 

VALUES JOURNAL

Each student has a personal reflection notebook to record how they feel each day (Mood Meter), other emotional intelligence project activities, Advisory class activities related to values: respect, responsibility, tolerance, fellowship, solidarity... and their  thoughts after  positive and negative behaviors or misconduct and its corresponding consequence.

THINKING CORNER

It is a space dedicated to reflect and meditate about conflicts or serious or gross misconducts, with the help of a trained school staff who guides the process. Students who are referred to this corner, will jointly decide the consequence of his behavior and note it in his/her Values Journal (What will I do now?) Then, they will be given a storybook to take home for a week, with some questions they must answer to and reflect upon at home, together with his/her family.

BUILDING CHARACTER WORKSHOP

It is a space dedicated to reflect and meditate about conflicts or serious or gross misconducts, with the help of a trained school staff who guides the process. Students who are referred to this corner, will jointly decide the consequence of his behavior and note it in his/her Values Journal (What will I do now?) Then, they will be given a storybook to take home for a week, with some questions they must answer to and reflect upon at home, together with his/her family.

PRIMARY PROCEDUREProcedimiento Primaria

SECONDARY: COEXISTENCE COMMITTEE AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

COEXISTENCE COMMITTEE

The Coexistence Committee has as objective to warn students with a negative behavior and draw this negative attitude after an interview with his/her class students, not being the teacher in this meeting.

OBJECTIVE

Help students to be aware of the consequences of their behavior, both for the class and themselves, trying to achieve a change of attitude. It will take place when the teacher/class advisor considers necessary to give a first warning to the student in a different way than usual, because there has been no change after previous warnings.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

 

The class advisor will select two students from the class with the following characteristics: responsible, fair and someone with the right skills to communicate with its equals.
First, they will be told what the problems and issues are there to be address with the sanctioned student, how to handle them and for what purpose. They will be in charge of transmitting with their own words and reasoning, what is the situation to their classmate.

 

ACTION PLAN

 

1. Once the class advisor or coordinator decides which student must go to the Committee.

2. The Coordinator convene the Committee and explains the case.

3. He/She will give some guidelines for action.

4. The Committee meets with the student during a break and deals with the matter.

 

CONCLUSIONS: At the end of the meeting, the considerations will be collected in a written document where there will be an agreement between the student and the Committee. This document will be signed by the Coordinator as a witness.

CONDUCT COMMITMENT

After the Coexistence Committee has taken place, there will be a document that will reflect the student’s reflections. After the Coexistence Committee, a report about the contents of the meeting and the agreements reached will be created. After signing the agreement, the student and the Coexistence Committee, shall be subject to its monitoring and compliance. This document will be sent to parents by the class advisor.

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

 

1. In order to deal with a gross misconduct, the Disciplinary Committee will be convened. This committee will be formed by members of the school and the School Counseling Department, which will obtain all the necessary information about the incident.

2. In a period not exceeding ONE school day, the Coordinator will notify the student’s parents involved about the incident.

3. This Committee, following the guidelines in the School’s Internal Rules and Regulations, will decide what the punishment or consequence should be, assessing the seriousness of the fault.

4. A meeting will be convened with parents, to inform them about the punishment and inform the student.

5. The final decision will be in a written document and shall be signed by the Disciplinary Committee, the parents and the student. The latter must agree with its compliance.

 

SECONDARY PROCEDUREProcedimiento Secundaria

 

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