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