To ensure that we have a school in which both children and staff are happy we have to have an accepted standard and code of behaviour. Encouraging appropriate behaviour is the joint responsibility of parents and teachers.
“Keiss Promotes Positive Behaviour” policy was created in 2015 in consultation with parents, children and staff and gives teachers a framework to work within. To enable us to work successfully within that framework, we need to have the support of the home. Children have to see that the teachers and those at home are working together.
We have a relaxed and pleasantly industrious atmosphere in which pupils are able to function without fear and give of their best. We always emphasise the positive approach to discipline, that of encouragement, praise and good example, rather than the negative one of punishment and criticism.
Children are taught the “Golden Rules”.
We are gentle
We are kind and helpful
We are honest
We work hard
We look after property.
These rules cover all areas of school life. The staff remind the children of these rules in many ways and they are displayed in classrooms and around the school. It would help greatly if you could discuss these Golden Rules with your child as they apply to everyday life as well as to school.
We promote positive behaviour through a range of approaches. As a school we have developed our school ‘rights and responsibilities’ and these are referred to when trying to sort out situations. All children are assigned to a School House Group: Fulliegeos, Tangs and Skerhardies. Children have regular opportunities to earn points for their house. We celebrate achievements at weekly assemblies, for example, star writers, magical moments, well done awards and secret star. We give pupils specific responsibilities in leading school improvements through membership in citizenship groups e.g. JRSO, ECO, Pupil Council, House Captains.