Behaviour for Learning

Respect for everyone in our community is essential

Within a community, rules are essential. These are mostly matters of common sense and to ensure the safety of our children. The emphasis in the school is to praise good behaviour, attitude and effort and increase children’s awareness of the need to make a positive contribution to their community. When sanctions are necessary they will be appropriate to the child and the incident.

The school has a Home-School Agreement, which we ask parents, guardians, children and teachers to sign. This is found inside each child's learning log.

From the UNICEF Children's Rights we compose our class charters where children understand (for example) they have the right to learn in class, but the responsibility to allow other to do the same.

Golden Time and getting your name written in the Golden Book are used to re-enforce and reward positive attitude or behaviour. We have a clear set of rewards and incentives which are used consistently with the children including star of the week, headteacher's award, merit marks and stickers.

If a child behaves inappropriately, they are given a warning using an amber card and ultimately a red card. Children have the opportunity to change this by modifying their behaviour and showing a significant effort to improve.