27. Behaviour for Learning/Pastoral Care

We believe it is important for children to have a clear idea of what is expected of them in terms of behaviour and their behaviours for learning.  We follow John Wesley’s rule, which all children will learn from their first days in school:
 
Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can
 
We expect high standards of discipline and aim to maintain this by being consistent in our expectations.
 
Emphasis is always on drawing attention to good learning behaviours and on using positive reinforcement and encouragement.
 
However, children are encouraged to report unkind behaviour immediately and any complaint will be followed up. If a child is consistently found to use worrying behaviour or to hurt other children they will be reported to parents and their behaviour and sanctions discussed.
 
Children’s concerns are taken very seriously.  All reports of unkindness or threatening behaviour will be dealt with firmly but fairly.  All adults employed by the school share the school’s philosophy on behaviour.
 
School and class Behaviour for Learning Reward Schemes are in operation in the school. Achievement certificates are also used to celebrate progression and effort in all areas of school life and are awarded in worship on Fridays.  
 
In addition, all children are organised into 4 mixed age teams and earn team points for politeness, helpfulness etc.  
 
We occasionally make use of the School Counselling Service for children who need confidential, professional support.