Behaviour and Discipline
We are proud of our children’s achievements and behaviour, as well as their moral and social development set in the context of our Christian values.
We recognise that in order to develop and maintain high standards of behaviour, as detailed below, there must be consistent systems of rewards and sanctions implemented fairly and consistently across the school and supported by parents at home.
Our whole school Living Well Together Policy has been developed after consultation with parents, children, governors and staff. It is reviewed every year and we appreciate the views of parents given in our annual parent survey. The system works well for the vast majority of children who are able to make positive choices in their dealings with others.
We know children respond well to praise so we reward good behaviour. Our children know what behaviour is unacceptable and that there are sanctions for this.
We aim for all pupils to have a deep understanding that forgiveness and reconciliation is a worthy way of living and that our school is a place where pupils are given and take second chances.
The school has an agreed Code of Conduct called ‘Golden Promises’. These are clearly displayed around the inside and outside of the school.
Our ‘Golden Promises’
Our ‘Golden Promises’ underpin our school reward system. Each child earns dojos. All members of staff can award these to the children throughout the school day.
The reward system is as follows for individual children:
Rewards for consistently good behaviour are given at the end of every term. If a child achieves a school agreed number of dojos:
The above awards will also be recorded on the child’s individual ‘My Dojo Card’. This will be shared with parents and teachers at Parents’ Evenings, in order to exchange comments on the child’s progress.
If the majority of the children in a class achieve their Bronze, Silver or Gold award they may have an additional appropriate class treat of their choice.
Alongside these rewards all classes have their own reward systems which may include table points, praise pads, stickers or certificates.
Whole school rewards
The names of the recipients are published on the school newsletter and announced in the weekly Praise Worship. In the warmer months of the year, this is held in Church and parents are invited to join the school in this worship.
Lunchtime Supervisors and Kitchen Staff also have rewards for the children including stickers and certificates to take home