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.
We expect all members of our school community (children, parents / carers & staff) to be honest with others and themselves. Self-reflection is imperative to positive learning behaviours. We know that positivity and determination underpin how children become resilient individuals and embrace challenge. We expect that everyone in our school community supports each another to overcome difficulties and challenges, in order to progress and grow. Every individual at Wickford Primary School must show respect towards others and their journey to success, supporting them wherever possible. Talking and expressing ourselves is vital to show democracy and working together successfully as one community. Each child and adult is unique and is enabled to show individuality in their own way within our rule of law, demonstrating positive behaviours throughout our school.
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.
Amongst these rewards are Green DOJO points which children earn throughout the day for specifically demonstrating our core values. The children who receive the most DOJO points in each class during the week are acknowledged in Monday’s assembly and letters are sent home to parents.
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 aim to develop independent, motivated learners and responsible citizens.
Play Leaders & Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
Year 6 pupils are formally trained by our Midday Supervisor and Learning Mentor to support other children at lunchtimes, at both upper and lower school. They are also trained to peer mediate and help children sort out minor disagreements without the need for adult intervention.
We recognise that all misbehaviours 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 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 complete a referral form and work in conjunction with our SENCo to create an Individual Behaviour Programme / Consistent Management Plan working with parents / carers and when necessary external agencies.