Keeping Your Child Safe

Introduction

We place the highest priority on keeping your child safe and help them develop the confidence, skills and understanding to allow them to grow and thrive in school and throughout their lives. Our starting point is to ensure that children behave well and they feel safe and secure.

It is vital that if your child has any concerns you let us know immediately. Your child’s class teacher would normally be the first point of contact. However, you may want to meet with a Year Leader, Deputy Head or the Headteacher. We will ensure that someone is available to hear your concerns and try and resolve the problem.

Our commitment is to the safeguarding of all the children in the school. If we feel that there is a risk to the safeguarding of any child we will consult with Norfolk Children’s Services. We will usually share our concerns with parents and carers. However, we have an obligation to act in the interests of the children and will pass on any concerns that we feel necessary.

We are proud of the high standards of behaviour that our children demonstrate and the good reputation we have earned. The children understand our expectations and enjoy working and playing in our positive and calm school.

Code of Conduct

All the children know and understand our code of conduct

  • Follow instructions straight away.
  • Show good manners at all times.
  • Care for everyone and everything.

This forms the basis of our approach to behaviour management.

Rewarding good behaviour

We firmly believe that the best way to establish good behaviour throughout the school is to create a positive atmosphere for pupils who are behaving well. Praise is used widely throughout the school.

Certificates are presented in assembly to celebrate individuals or groups who have shown particularly high standards of behaviour. Lunchtime staff give out daily certificates and children are nominated for the Brilliant Behaviour Board.

Our central aim is to create a positive ethos in the school which will reward children who are behaving well and discourage poor behaviour.

Behaviour Boards

In classrooms Behaviour Boards are used to manage behaviour. All children start the day on green with an aim of moving up to silver and gold as they behave well. If a child is not behaving well they are moved to amber with clear advice about what they need to do to move back to green. If this advice is ignored a child will be moved to red.

If a child will not settle to work they may be sent to the Deputy Head or Headteacher to discuss their behaviour.

School staff will speak to parents at the end of the school day to share any successes or any concerns.

Working with children to improve their behaviour

For a small minority of pupils we have to implement individual plans. These will always include very clear targets to improve specific behaviours. The child will work towards rewards if they meet this target over a specific period of time. Earning a reward for the whole class will often form part of this approach to develop a sense of responsibility and to ensure the other children benefit from rewards and privileges.

Summary

We firmly believe that a positive approach to behaviour management is vital in securing the atmosphere we want to achieve in school. We encourage the children to think about their behaviour and have specific lessons to reflect on how and why we behave in certain ways. We aim to be as consistent as possible in our implementation of these approaches so that the children are aware of our expectations. We would like to hear parents to hear their views about how well these approaches work.