Our vision is for children to become independent, motivated learners and responsible citizens.
To achieve this, our core values are at the heart of everything we do and our positive behaviour policy upholds and promotes these, with every staff member responsible for modelling and endorsing it.
Promoting a Positive Outlook
Children have opportunities to discuss and develop positive behaviour primarily through PSHE, assemblies and School Council, but also throughout day-to-day school activities. All staff (teachers, LSAs, office staff, MDAs, site manager, cooks, peripatetic) look for opportunities to draw attention to high standards using the reward strategies outlined below.
Within the classroom, as well as verbal praise and encouragement, teachers use stickers and ‘tickled pink’ marking.
Children also earn green DOJO points for specifically demonstrating our core values. The children who receive the most DOJO points in each class during the week achieve a Class DOJO certificate. All children who have ‘stayed on the rainbow’ during the week receive a dab on their rainbow reward card. At the end of term, children who have achieved all their rainbows receive a treat for the whole class. This not only encourages pupils to consistently model our school values, but promotes democracy and citizenship within the classroom.
Headteacher’s Awards are presented at the end of each month during a special whole school assembly. These are given to children who have been exceptional examples of our school values: honesty, positivity, determination respect democracy, individuality & rule of law.
Year 6 pupils are chosen to be exemplary models of our school values and lead school tours and other events during the year.
Play Leaders & Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
Year 6 pupils are formally trained to support other children during lunchtimes, at both upper and lower school. They are also trained to peer mediate and help children sort out minor disagreements.
We recognise that all unexpected behaviours indicate an unmet need, so our school learning mentor is available to support children individually or within small groups to help them develop strategies to manage their behaviour and overcome their social and emotional difficulties. Programmes are devised specifically for each child together with class teachers and parents / carers. Our aim is for children to become empowered to manage their own behaviours and emotions.
For some children, a more structured approach may be necessary so teachers, in conjunction with our SENCo, create an Individual Behaviour Programme / Consistent Management Plan working with parents / carers and when necessary, external agencies.
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