Each class draws up a Class Charter at the beginning of the year which everyone agrees will assist learning and facilitate a happy classroom environment. In addition, there are school aims and values which link to the behaviours for learning and our school of fish.
There is an expectation of high standards of personal behaviour and respect for others which we hope parents/carers will encourage and support.
Children's achievements are celebrated in a special Celebration Assembly held each week. They do find this very motivating. Rewards also include stickers, fish certificates, praise, smiley fish, marbles in a jar and the opportunity to take part in our Privilege Club on a Friday afternoon. Considerate behaviour is also noticed at break and lunch times and also rewarded.
Everyone has the right to:
feel safe, cared for and respected
be able to learn to the best of his/her ability and to develop whatever skills he/she possesses
be treated equally irrespective of gender, race, physical characteristics or any other factors
learn and play with out disruption.
Everyone is expected to:
- be responsible for their own behaviour
- respect the rights of others.
We say No to Bullying, whether verbal or physical; it has no place in our school. We ask for all parents and pupils to help us by reporting immediately any incidents so that we can deal firmly and fairly with any bullies, involving parents if appropriate.
Good to be Green!
How it works…
- The Good to be Green chart displays every child’s name below a pocket containing a green, amber and red card.
- Children are encouraged to ‘stay on green’ through the visual aid and through a variety of rewards – this avoids overlooking those children who consistently behave well.
- In each class, the Class Charters (linked to Unicef's Rights Respecting Schools) are displayed next to the ‘Good to be Green’ chart.
- Children have the chance to start afresh on a ‘green card every day and are expected to maintain that status throughout the day by making ‘good choices’.
- If a child chooses not to adhere to the agreed rules they move onto a yellow card – correcting their behaviour means they can move back to green without further consequence – this acts as their warning
- If a child ignores the warning opportunity, and continues to make bad choices through inappropriate behaviour, they are moved to a red card. They will then result in them missing 5 minutes of their Golden Time at the end of the week.
- Red and Amber cards will be recorded in the class behaviour log book. Children with these cards will miss the Good to be Green treat at the end of the half term.
* Every class will also have a ’30 days Green’ chart with every child’s name on it. A green dot will be recorded at the end of the day for each child who has stayed on ‘Green’. When they reach ’30 days Green’ they will receive a ‘Good to be Green’ badge.
* Two children who have been Green all week and have displayed exemplary behavior will be chosen by their class teacher to be awarded a Privilege Card during our Friday assembly. They will receive a Privilege Treat together with a sports coach taking part in fun active games. Their names will be displayed on our Achievement Board and their photos put up in their classrooms.
* Weekly text messages will be sent to parents whose children have received the Privilege Cards.
* Children who have been green all week will have 30 minutes Golden Time on Friday.
* Marbles will be given to a class if they are working together as a team to follow the behaviour policy in order to stay on green. When 30 marbles are collected then a class treat will be given.
* Fish Smilies will also be given out to children who are demonstrating good learning behaviours and are staying on Green. When they have collected 100 Fish Smilies they will receive a Bronze certificate, 200 Fish Smilies they will receive a Silver certificate and 300 Fish Smilies a Gold certificate.
* At the end of each term children who have been 100% green will receive a 100% green certificate and the Good to be Green Treat at the end of the half term.