The exceptionally positive behaviour of our pupils enables the school to operate as harmoniously and happily as it does.
We have very high expectations of both our children and ourselves in term of how we act and interact with each other; from the start of their time with us, self-regulation and making good personal choices is at the heart of our work. At the same time, we recognise that part of children’s development and growth is the ability to reflect upon, and learn from, their mistakes and we have a strong culture of forgiveness and restorative practice.
We have very few ‘rules’ across the school. Instead, we stress to the children the importance of personal responsibility and behaving appropriately in the great many different situations they find themselves in each week. They all recognise that the more responsible they are, the more rights and freedoms they will be granted, and how this translates into being positive citizens in later life.
For the past decade, the school has never received anything other than the highest grade for behaviour, attitudes and personal development, which is a source of tremendous pride to us all. Staff, along with the older children, constantly act as positive role models and set the tone for how we wish our school to feel every single day.
Given the rapidly changing world in which we live, our work around behaviour and attitudes is constantly under review. The governing body have produced a statement of principles to help guide this work, which can be found attached below: