"Because staff have positive relationships with them and have clear expectations of their behaviour, children behave well" Ofsted 2009


We aim to encourage good behaviour and create a positive climate in which children can thrive. Weekly 'Good News' awards assemblies in the infants and juniors celebrate our chldren's good behaviour, learning successes and other achievements.  Each child earns up to three 'Good News' badges per year which they can display with pride.  Reception children also receive these badges during a weekly class celebration session.

As children progress through the school, different, age-appropriate systems of rewarding good behaviour and achievement are used.  These range from stickers and certificates to whole class rewards such as extra playtime, Golden Choosing Time and short class parties.


The number of rules is relatively small. These are kept as simple as possible and relate to sensible, responsible behaviour ensuring that, as far as possible, the health, safety and happiness of everybody is protected and respected. Copies of the rules are on display throughout the school.

When phrasing rules, we accentuate the positive, desired behaviour. Some of our Golden Rules include:

Do be kind and gentle: don't hurt others

Do work hard: don't waste time

Do look after things: don't be careless





Unfortunately, as in all schools, there are times when some children are unable to maintain the high standards of behaviour expected. For these occasions, the staff and school council have devised a series of sanctions designed to encourage children to reflect on their behaviour and understand why it was wrong.

If a child's behaviour gives us cause for concern, parents or carers are contacted to discuss how we can work together to enable the child to succeed.  It is also most helpful for us to know if anything has happened at home that may cause a child to be unsettled at school as this awareness can enable us to support the child more successfully.

"Pupils make a valuable contribution to the life of the school as members of the school council, as house or class captains and as prefects. These responsibilities contribute to their outstanding moral and social development." Ofsted 2009