The school employs a range of strategies in order to promote a positive ethos throughout the school.
Whole School Assemblies
A whole school assembly takes place each week. These assemblies are taken by members of the Management Team, pupil committees, classes and visiting speakers. Parents and carers are invited to class assemblies and certain special assemblies.
Team Building Time
Children have the opportunity to take part in a variety of teacher led Team Building activities each week. These activities are designed to strengthen relationships within the class and encourage problem solving strategies.
Colour-O-Meter Reward System
Each child works towards “Excellent Behaviour” on a class Colour-o-Meter. Each child has a peg on the chart. Everyone begins each day on the green “Ready to Learn” section. Pupils have the chance to move their peg up or down throughout the day depending on the choices they make. If a peg is moved down, it can be moved back up if behaviour improves or better choices are made and visa versa. At the end of the school day, pupils colour their record sheet depending on the position of their peg. Pupils take this home to share will parents and carers.
At various times throughout the year children have the opportunity to have their lunch at the “Top Table Table”. This is situated in the dinner hall. Children are chosen, by members of support staff and the Management Team, to sit at the table if they show good manners while eating their lunch.
Target Charts are used to give positive feedback and encouragement to children who are finding specific areas of their behaviour challenging to regulate. Target Charts are used in consultation with parents.