Behaviour & Values

Our positive, restorative approach to supporting children in managing their behaviour focuses on praise and other rewards to reinforce positive choices and promote self-esteem. We believe this leads to success at school. We have a number of reward systems to promote good behaviour and learning:

House Teams and points: All children are placed into one of four teams: Purple, Red, Blue and Green. Children can earn house points for a variety of reasons which may include: good behaviour, manners, effort and excellent learning. House points are displayed in every class with the total announced in our weekly celebration assembly every Friday.

Star of the Week: Class teachers choose two stars from their class every week. Letters are sent home every Friday with parents invited to the following week’s celebration assembly. Children’s photos are displayed in the school hall for the whole week.

Home Reading: Children who meet their weekly home reading target have their photo displayed on their classroom door. Reading records are reviewed and displays updated every Thursday.

Positive Postcards: Staff post home postcards weekly celebrating children’s achievements.

Golden Book: Every class has a special Golden Book which staff use to record children who they have been spotted in school using their values or good manners. The Golden Books are read out during our weekly celebration assembly by the class teacher.

Celebration Assemblies: These are held every Friday with parents invited in if their child has been chosen as a Star of the Week or if they are having another achievement celebrated.

Marble in the jar: Marbles are earned for class achievements (attendance, reading targets, behaviour etc). When the class earns ten marbles, they earn a whole class reward (bouncy castle, film etc).   

 

We have our school expectations which are linked our school values:

1. We show kindness to all.

2. We are responsible in everything we do.

3. We respect others and property.

4. We are honest.

5. We are courteous to all.

 

However, unacceptable behaviour cannot be ignored and it is very important that children understand fully that it is the behaviour which is unacceptable, not the child. Children need to be taught that they can choose whether to behave appropriately or not, how to control their own behaviour and to be aware of the effect of their behaviour on others.

Children also need to feel safe and protected and know what to do if others treat them in a way that hurts them, makes them feel unhappy or uncomfortable. They also need to know that their concerns are taken seriously and will be addressed, with their involvement until they are resolved. Children are taught that they can speak to all staff (trusted adults) in school if they have concerns. We also have the Jigsaw Room which is manned by a senior member of staff every lunchtime.

Children can come to the Jigsaw Room if they have a difficulty and need help to resolve this or may be directed by a member of staff on duty if they need to reflect on their poor behaviour choices.

Through our online safety curriculum, we teach children about the importance of personal information and how to use IT safely, securely and responsibly. When children make poor choices online, we will investigate and take action if this negatively impacts on behaviour or learning in school.

Pupils are encouraged to take on roles of responsibility within the school community. Year 6 pupils stand for election as House Captains and are voted for by the children. House Captains take on additional roles through the different committees which include sport, fundraising and eco. Sports leaders receive training and help and support other children at playtimes and lunchtimes.

 

Values 

It is our values that determine our thinking and behaviour. The ethos of our school is built on a foundation of core values, including the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Through a values based curriculum, a positive culture for teaching and learning is created which is based upon valuing ourselves, each other and the environment.

Our values are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. Each half term we focus on a particular value. We learn to understand what the values looks like and how we can demonstrate the value: in the way we behave, in our attitude towards each other and in our learning. Parents are also encouraged to develop the value at home.

 

Values

Term

Links to the Government’s British Values

Kindness

Autumn 1

Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect

Respect

Autumn 2

Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect, Democracy, Individual liberty

Courtesy

Spring 1

Respect and tolerance, Rule of law, Mutual respect

Honesty

Spring 2

Rule of law, Respect and tolerance

Responsibility

Summer 1

Individual liberty, Democracy, Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect

Courage

Summer 2

Rule of law, Democracy, Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect, Individual liberty

 

Respect and tolerance of other’s beliefs and faiths and of those who do not follow a faith.

Mutual respect of other’s beliefs and faiths and of those who do not follow a faith.

Democracy - An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.

An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individuals and is essential for their well-being and safety.

Individual liberty - freedom to choose faiths, beliefs and likes / dislikes.