The one Academy Rule:'Every pupil and adult is expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and others, showing consideration, courtesy and responsibility for other people at all times'.
A high standard of behaviour is expected from pupils and adults at all times. The right of each child to pursue their work and leisure in an orderly fashion without upsetting others, is always stressed; parents are asked to support us in meeting these standards.
Our operational rules are kept to a minimum and for our children are mostly covered by the six 'Golden Rules' which are displayed throughout the building:
1. Do be gentle
2. Do be kind and helpful
3. Do work hard
4. Do look after property
5. Do listen to people
6. Be honest
In years 1-6, our classroom behaviour system, called 'Good to be Green'is based on a system of green, yellow and red cards.We believe that children respond well to a caring yet challenging environment in which all feel valued and are aware of what is expected of them. It is important that pupils develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. As such, children are rewarded for their efforts, achievements and good deeds through constant verbal recognition, class stickers, team points, golden time and visual recognition by keeping their green card on the class 'Good to be green' chart. Each week, teachers choose one person from each class to receive the merit award in assembly for excellent achievements, significant improvement or exceptional behaviour during the week. We also have house points awarded for excellent conduct, good manners, politeness and helpfulness around school. House points from each class are added up and the house cup is awarded to the house with the most points for the week. Our house captains and vice captains love to hold the cup high for one of our 4 houses: Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies.
We find that generally children have a desire to please and teachers use a range of motivational and encouraging strategies or reminders to give pupils the best possible chance to succeed. Small sanctions such as being moved to another seat might also get a child 'back on track'. Should these simple, everyday strategies not be successful then we begin the sanction part of our 'Good to be Green' system. The first stage is to change a child's card on the chart to yellow. this is a reminder and gives the child a clear chance to change their behaviour. If they manage to turn things round, and they often do, then the card can be returned to green. If not then the card will be turned to red and will result in the removal of privileges.
Bullying - we take firm measures to ensure that all our pupils, staff and visitors can be sure that the school is safe and secure. If you believe your child is the victim of bullying then please report this to any adult member of staff at school; the class teaching assistant, teacher, vice-principal or principal, who will all take your concern seriously, and will act in accordance with our Anti-bullying policy.
Further information about our strategies for dealing with behaviour issues and bullying can be found in our Behaviour and Discipline Policy and Anti-bullying policy in the Policies section of this website.