At Longwell Green, we teach a three-year rolling programme of community agreed values. We believe this supports each child to value themselves, value all others and understand how they can support their community and the wider world in becoming a better place.
Our behaviour policy puts these values at its centre and is designed to enable all members of the school to live and work together with the common purpose of helping everyone. It supports the whole school community and enables an environment in which we all feel safe, secure and valued.
It is primarily concerned with the promotion of good relationships and the development of positive behaviour. We believe that this will develop an ethos of kindness and cooperation where every member of the school feels valued, respected and treated fairly.
Our three rules are that underpin all behaviour in school are:
All adults in school model positive behaviour to the children in order to teach them our expectations regarding behaviour and to show mutual respect. We recognise positive behaviours in children and praise this in many ways: from a simple ‘thank you’ or ‘well done’, rewards such as certificates, ‘star of the week’ and other awards. This recognition is celebrated as a whole school and is also shared with parents.
The children are also grouped into four houses (named by a pupil as Griffin, Dragon, Pegasus and Dragon) where pupils can gain house points for going above and beyond in work or in actions. These build termly to a House reward. We work in house teams to compete in intra-school sports competition to through the year, as well as our annual sports day. This encourages team work across the school, from the youngest to eldest children and contributes to the community aspect of school.
For more information, please read our Positive Behaviour Policy here