Within its Christian foundation the school has a strong commitment to promoting good behaviour through positive strategies, high expectations and a programme of SEAL and Values Education.
School rules have been developed with the children and are kept to a minimum. They are based on the principles of consideration and respect for self and others. The aim is for pupils to achieve self-discipline and develop their own sense of responsibility. Pupils are regularly rewarded in a variety of ways for demonstrating outstanding behaviour.
In the very few instances when pupils make choices that are not in line with our expectations, the consequences of their actions are clearly outlined to them. We take swift action to deal with any incidents of bullying and the children and parents or carers are encouraged to discuss any problems at an early stage.
In extreme cases of behavioural concern, parents or carers will be contacted and the matter will be dealt with by the Headteacher in partnership with them. The Headteacher, in consultation with the Governing Body, can exclude children from school.
The code of conduct at the school is based on Christian principles of care and concern. The purpose is to develop the character of the pupils to respect their own person and belongings, and likewise to respect other people and their property. All pupils are made to feel that they belong. They are treated fairly and valued as worthwhile individuals. Every opportunity is taken to praise the children.
We have a rewards system, which helps to instil an individual sense of responsibility.
Pupils are made aware of a few basic rules when they start school and are expected to act within these rules. Staff discuss all misbehaviour with the children in an effort to deal with it through negotiation rather than sanctions.
A variety of sanctions may be used for minor misdemeanours e.g. loss of playtime. Any major breach of discipline is brought to the notice of parents, and they are encouraged to come into school to discuss the best way forward for the child.
The personal and social development of each child is monitored through the setting of personal and individual targets.
These may be based on behaviour or academic progress. The targets are set through negotiation with the children, which helps them take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
At “Golden” assemblies children are praised for their efforts, and rewards are given in the form of stickers and certificates. Kindness, helpfulness, sporting, musical and artistic achievements are recognised as well as academic work.