Behaviour, Attendance and WelfareBack
Our Behaviour Policy sets out clear expectations and boundaries for children’s behaviour with a strong emphasis on encouraging positive attitudes and actions. We aim to develop within our children a sense of responsibility and commitment, which will ensure that the school is a supportive and thriving learning community.
Pupils are actively encouraged to follow their role as set out in the School Vision, including the Value Code. Positive behaviour is valued, recognised and celebrated through class and whole school reward systems which include House Points and stickers, Achievement Awards, Magic Moments, Achievement Assembly and Celebration Assembly each term.
As a school we strive for maximum attendance and punctuality, as we believe:
- Every lesson in school is important in ensuring that our children achieve their potential.
- Attendance and punctuality are valuable life skills
We are committed to providing high quality, engaging experiences and learning opportunities which enable all pupils, no matter what their strengths, to achieve their potential. In every lesson, every day, we aim to develop pupils’ skills and understanding, carefully building on their prior knowledge and giving them the tools to succeed. Absence from any of these lessons or experiences can cause anxiety for the child, as they feel that they have fallen behind or missed out, and may have an impact on a child’s ability to succeed in the task that has been set. Frequent absence, or absence for blocks of time, will have a long lasting effect through the learning ‘gaps’ that are created in a child’s understanding.
Furthermore, at our school we believe that attendance and punctuality are life skills, which demonstrate an individual to be reliable, responsible and organised. It is the responsibility of the school and parents to prepare children for the future and we believe that attitudes to attendance and punctuality developed at school will resonate throughout life.
Getting on Together
We are committed to everyone at school being “safe, happy and working well together.” However, we do recognise that bullying sometimes occurs in our school as in all others. When any incidents of bullying behaviour occur, we have a clear policy to which all staff and governors have agreed. For your guidance our "Getting on Together Leaflet" for Parents and our Anti-Bullying Policy can be found in the document library below.
For further help and information we suggest the following organisations:
The alliance brings together over 60 organisations into one network with the aim of reducing bullying. Their website has a parent section with links to recommended organisations that can help with bullying issues.
Medication is only permitted in school when the child’s doctor or qualified practitioner deems it to be essential and prescribes it, and no medication will be administered unless written consent and instructions to do so have been given by the parents or carers. Under these circumstances, all pupils will be enabled to administer their own medication under a level of supervision appropriate to the child.
All medication must be given in to the school office for close supervision and appropriate secure storage. Emergency medication will accompany a child whenever s/he leaves the school during the day. A few medicines, which need to be used regularly or in an emergency, such as asthma inhalers and Epi Pens, will be kept readily available to pupils and therefore cannot be locked away. These medicines will be kept in the first aid room.
Children in the school are not permitted to bring in, or take, any non-prescribed medication whether or not it has been authorised by the child’s parent or carer. This includes cough sweets, painkillers such as Calpol and homeopathic remedies.
If you have any uncertainty, or requests, concerning medication then please do ask at the office where we will be happy to advise you in line with our Policy for Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs
Our Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs policy is downloadable for the document library below, along with our Asthma and Sick Child policies
Behaviour, Attendance and Welfare