The most successful classrooms are those where success is celebrated, positive behaviour rewarded and the self esteem of class members is high.
The behaviour of our pupils has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.
The school employs the following general behaviour management strategies:
- A class agreement is set up, which emphasises the rights and responsibilities of the pupils. This is displayed within the classroom and referred to when necessary and appropriate.
- The School Council and their class representatives help pupils to have involvement in decisions and suggestions.
- Year 6 responsibilities (HALs) encourage them to set the standards of behaviour that should be expected – they are role models for other pupils.
- Lunchtime Supervisors use a range of play/game equipment to ensure suitable activities take place.
- Pupils sit in mixed House Groups at lunchtimes to instill a sense of shared community
- Friendship Stops are used at Lunchtime to encourage a sense of involvement and citizenship
- Agendas at staff and phase meetings have a ‘child needs’ slot for staff to share specific information and for sharing strategies for resolving any issues.
- An appropriately structured curriculum and effective teaching and learning strategies are employed to enable planning for the needs of individual pupils.
- Pupils are actively involved in their own learning, with structured feedback.
- Lessons have clear objectives, understood by the children.
- Marking and feedback is a supportive activity, providing guidance on progress, achievements and next steps, and a signal that children’s efforts are valued and that their progress matters.
As part of our Christian values, we believe that pupils have the right to a FRESH start. We give support to pupils. We help them to understand why there are rules to help them. We spend time talking to pupils about how to do the right things.