In line with our school Vision and Values Statement, one of our key aims at Parklands Community Primary School is to ensure that children develop the tolerance, respect and responsible attitudes required to enable them to be active citizens of the future.
The School Behaviour Policy is built around the following principles:
- Good behaviour and discipline are essential to successful teaching and learning.
- Good behaviour goes beyond simply maintaining order. It also involves assisting children to grow up with a clear view of what is right and wrong and helping them to appreciate the needs of others and of the society around them.
- It is our aim to encourage the children to recognise that they must accept responsibility for their own actions and for their consequences. We recognise the vital part that our school plays in promoting the spiritual, cultural, social and physical development of the children
- The ethos of our school as a caring, happy, family community which values and respects the views and actions of children is fundamental to the promotion of good behaviour. Values such as respect for others, for property and the environment, honesty, trust and fairness, tolerance and compassion and the virtues of self-respect form the cornerstone of our behaviour policy.
At Parklands, we promote positive behaviour choices and good manners. Children are rewarded for attending school regularly and on time, making good choices, taking responsibility for their learning and for contributing to creating a happy, safe and purposeful environment in our school so that all children can play and learn confidently.
We have very high expectations regarding behaviour, manners and conduct. These are regularly reinforced in class discussions, PSHCE lessons, assemblies and in every interaction members of staff have with pupils.
Children who make good choices are rewarded in a variety of ways. Some examples are shown below:
- Headteacher awards;
- weekly academic awards for effort and excellence in reading writing and maths.
- gold awards for kindness, friendship, helpfulness.
- recognition in newsletters to parent and governors.
- classroom rewards.
Children are supported with their behaviour and emotional development by all staff in school, including our Learning Mentors, Mrs Prescott and Mrs Millett-Reid.
Where children’s behaviour falls expectations, a variety of sanctions may be applied in line with the Behaviour Policy. The Behaviour Policy is consistently applied by all staff.