At Thorpe Primary School, we believe that pupils learn best when they feel happy and safe. The relationships between pupils and staff are integral to learning and the promotion of good behaviour.
Through the consistent and fair use of this policy, our aim is to:
- Our school to be a happy place to learn, that takes account of each individual pupil and their needs
- Our staff to feel happy in their work
- To maximise learning time each day so that our pupils can achieve their full potential
- Our pupils to be kind, responsible citizens who contribute positively to society
- Our pupils to be tolerant and respectful of difference
- To recognise and reward positive behaviours and create a culture of high standards.
Our Key Values
Central to everything we do, we believe our key values will create happy, thoughtful and successful individuals who will contribute to society throughout their lives. Our values will be promoted through assemblies, in classrooms, through communication with parents/carers and embedded through our curriculum.
‘Upholding the values’ is the language that we have chosen to use in place of ‘following the rules’. This is because we believe that if our values are embedded, our pupils will demonstrate them beyond the classroom and school grounds; the values will equip them for a better life.
Pupils will be recognised and rewarded for upholding our key values and will be reminded of them if they are not.
Recognition and Reward
Our focus is on recognising and reinforcing positive behaviour and choices.
We want our pupils to be aspirational and have a range of methods to support this. These include, but are not limited to, in-class rewards, postcards home and our Above and Beyond Celebration (ABC) assembly on a Friday morning.
Negative Behaviour Consequences
We want to maximise learning time for all of our pupils and ensure that they feel secure and happy in school and ready to learn.
We know that sometimes pupils will make wrong choices and at Thorpe, we use the adjacent model for managing negative behaviour.