Our approach to Behaviour at Edwalton Primary School
Children should realise that people may have differing viewpoints and should accord them the freedom to express these, providing they do not cause offence to any other individual.
Children should learn to respect their own property, and that of other people, including the fabric of the school.
We approach behaviour at our school with three ingredients that we believe to be vital:
- High expectations
and as a three-way partnership between the child, his/her parents or carers, and school.
The school has adopted the Government Personal and Social Scheme (SEAL) for Behaviour which is a wonderful resource. This has led to a more integrated approach.
In our school we aim to promote a safe and caring environment in which people feel happy and secure, learn to show respect for others, and are valued as individuals. We believe it is through this environment that children will reach their full potential in every area of learning.
Above all, we aim to develop confident, reflective children who are proud to belong to our community and who have a sound knowledge of their own value and purpose in the world, who are able to think creatively and with independence and so see the future as full of possibilities.
We strongly believe that children need to have these skills for later life, and also that children are inclined to work together and with adults peacefully when we fullfil these aims.
Behaviour and Home/School agreement
In accordance with government requirements we have a Behaviour Contract which is agreed and signed by the child, his/her parent or career and teacher. This contract outlines the undertaking of school and parent/carers. It was formulated after discussion with representatives of all concerned.
Issues of behaviour are regularly monitored and reviewed by staff and sometimes by children (School Council has an important role here). Parents’ views are sought in important issues.
The school aims to work closely with parents to address any difficulties. Members of staff are available to discuss any concerns.
The school day runs from 8.50am till 3.30pm. Children should not be late for school at all – except in emergencies, and then we should be informed as to the reason.
Arriving at school in good time ensures that children are ready to learn and feel calm and ready to begin their day. Lateness can be very disruptive to the class and to other children and therefore we place a large emphasis on punctuality. Please click here to find out what to do in case of illness/lateness.