The school aims to work in partnership with home to build the self-esteem of children and encourage the growth of responsible and caring individuals. We work together to develop positive and supportive relationships that value and respect each member of our own community and the wider world. All parents are asked to sign the Home/School Agreement annually, and in so doing, agree to support this approach. A copy of the school’s Positive Behaviour Policy is available on the website and was revised in consultation with parents in 2017. We aim to ensure that positive behaviour is recognised and rewarded. Expectations and responsibilities are clearly shared and understood through our Golden Rules. These are revised annually with the full involvement of the children via School Council.
Inappropriate behaviour is met with a fair and assertive response, while children are encouraged to reflect on their behaviour and future actions. Any sanction is directed at the action, and not at the child. If a child’s behaviour is consistently or severely inappropriate then parents are contacted to discuss the problem, so that home and school can work together. The school recognises the crucial importance of a positive climate for learning in which children can thrive. Staff are mindful of this, and of the impact of their own behaviour upon the children.
‘Pupils behave well. Most have good attitudes to learning, are keen to succeed and work hard and say they feel very safe in school.’ – Ofsted 2013