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Charfield School

Behaviour

At Charfield School we understand that learning is best achieved in an environment that is safe, tolerant, respectful and stimulating. We believe that every child matters. It is our goal (pupils, staff, governors and parents) to promote a positive learning culture and encourage a sense of collective responsibility in promoting active global citizenship for the 21st Century.

Our school values - courage, collaboration, enthusiasm, resilience, respect, responsibility  - remind everyone how to behave each day and we model these through all aspects of the curriculum.

We also have three very simple rules for behaviour - to be ready, respectful and safe. These rules are regularly discussed in school, displayed around the site and should be followed by all members of the school community.

Positive behaviour is recognised (and reinforced) through the use of rewards which include (but are not limited to): praise, House & Dojo points, stickers, certificates, purple learning stickers, class rewards and our weekly silver or termly gold awards for specific learners.

As part of promoting positive behaviour and providing positive role models, pupils are provided with the opportunities to take on responsibilities within their own class, and across their school. These include, but are not limited to:

  • House Captains;
  • Membership of the School Council;
  • Playground leaders;
  • Library leaders;
  • Classroom and school wide monitor jobs;
  • Early Years and reading buddies;
  • Supporting office admin staff to deliver letters/resources.

Every class takes part in Jigsaw (PSHCE) lessons at least once a week. This time is used to build connections and relationships within the class. During Jigsaw lessons, expectations of behaviours are taught and reinforced on a regular basis and on-going throughout the year. Children are therefore encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and behaviour; as well as, consider the impact of their actions and behaviour on others.

Pupils who follow the school rules have their actions acknowledged and rewarded. Those who do not follow the rules need to know that their actions will not be ignored and incidences of negative behaviour are dealt with in a fair, respectful and appropriate way, with the key focus on:

  • individuals taking responsibility for their behaviour,
  • repairing any harm done,
  • rebuilding and restoring relationships. 

Bullying and Discriminatory behaviour in any form is unacceptable and not tolerated at Charfield School.  We have a child friendly anti-bullying approach which is shared with the children regularly and used to help them understand the difference between behaviour that is rude, mean or bullying. Children are encouraged to talk to staff if they are worried at any time and we monitor behaviour in school proactively.

We follow the trust policy for behaviour which can be found here: https://www.cset.co.uk/Policies/