Our school takes the personal development and wellbeing of children very seriously.
We know that children are unlikely to flourish unless they are developing positive relationships, feel safe and are adopting healthy lifestyles. Our curriculum has been planned around this aim.
We encourage children to develop confidence and resilience through teaching, social play opportunities and through more targeted support where this is needed and the support with teaching about our termly learning behaviours.
Our positive behaviour system encourages children to manage their own behaviour. Pupils know and understand our high standards of behaviour and the behaviour in our school is excellent.
We have a zero tolerance of bullying and talk about all aspects of bullying in assemblies and lessons: we have very little bullying in our school but when it does occur we work with the children involved to make sure that it does not happen again.
Routinely, we provide help for any child who is experiencing any difficulties with behaviour or relationships. Where necessary, we consult with and involve parents/carers in the decision to offer this support. Our specialist help and some of their services includes:
Educational Psychology Service
We have a Mini Leaders scheme where selected children help other children in the playground to join in games and activities and 'mediate' when there are disputes or arguments.
We have an up to date policy on how we manage medical needs. See our website for further information.
The headteacher has responsibility for Health and Safety concerns across the school.
Children with serious medical needs have a health care plan which sets out:
When a child with medical needs is absent long term from school we make sure we keep her or him in touch with learning and friendships.
Our school nurse provides health checks for children at various times in their schooling. She also runs training for staff on health matters, e.g. Epipen use, when children are in school who require specific medication.
We support all children to attend school regularly, for example thorough providing an enjoyable and stimulating curriculum and through home support where this is needed. Our policy on attendance describes why and how we promote high attendance for all children.
We provide specialist support and up to date training for staff on safeguarding, keeping children safe and meeting children's emotional needs.
All of our staff and governors have an up-to-date DBS check.