A high standard of behaviour is expected from pupils at all times and within all areas of school. Our Academy rules are shared with all children throughout school and are displayed throughout the building:
Safe - Be responsible for ourselves and others.
Honest -Always tell the truth.
Attitude - Be the best you can be.
Respect - Value ourselves, others and our school
Engage - Actively participate in our learning.
Shine Like a Star
Our class-based behaviour system enables all children to be recognised for consistently good learner behaviour which can be seen by all who enter the classroom. Children who display very good learner behaviour will have a gold star card displayed and for those who display consistently exceptional behaviour they may be awarded the ultimate Shooting Star award, if your child is awarded this you will be notified by letter as it is definitely something to celebrate!
In order to encourage and reward children who display good behaviour a number of rewards are also given including:
Once three nominations are received these can be exchanged for a treat from the "Treat Box" in the office.
Not only do we reward good behaviour within class but also at lunchtimes too. Our lunchtime supervisors are always on the lookout for pupils following the playground rules. If a child receives a lucky lunchtime voucher this is placed in a weekly prize draw from which three are drawn and given the privilege of first dinners with a friend every day for the following week.
All children currently belong to one of four teams; Guatemala, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Venezuala. Team points are gained for demonstrating good attitude and behaviour. At the end of each term the winning team is rewarded with a treat from the Head teacher which have includeda school cinema afternoon anda team picnic.
Alongside our lunchtime supervisors Jackie, our school cook, and the kitchen team also look for children who are demonstrating excellent table manners and a polite, caring manner whilst they are eating their lunch. Each week four pupils are nominated to join the Top Table on a Friday lunchtime each inviting a friend where they will be served by Year Six pupils and receive extra special attention to detail (including After ~Eight mints!)
Outstanding Effort Awards
At the end of each term a boy and a girl within each class are nominated for an Outstanding Effort award. These are prized awards and recognise the continued efforts of those children who have worked exceptionally hard to improve any aspect of their approach to school including work or behaviour. This is always a hard decision for teachers to make as they are spoilt for choice!
Ray of Sunshine
A handful of children are nominated by the Principal or Vice Principal each term to receive the Ray of Sunshine award. As the name suggests these are awarded to those pupils (of which there are so many!) who brighten up everyone's day, quite simply they are a "little ray of sunshine".
Star of the Week
Is awarded to one child in each class per week for any number of reasons, it's always a delight to see just how many reasons these certificates are awarded!
Are awarded to pupils in each class who have demonstrated exceptional attitude to all aspects of school life throughout the year. In addition a trophy for Sportswoman and Sportsman of the year is also awarded to Year Six pupils.
Where behaviour is not of the standard we expect appropriate sanctions are put in place which may include time out, missed playtime, community payback. When a child has misbehaved in a more serious manner this may result in a red card and a letter home to parents. Where there are concerns regarding a child's behaviour in school parents will be invited into a meeting to discuss ways forward.
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 BehaviourPolicy and Anti-bullying policy in the Policies section of this website.