OFSTED describes pupils’ behaviour as “outstanding”.
We value kindness, consideration, helpfulness and honesty. We teach children to recognise acceptable and unacceptable modes of behaviour and react accordingly. We use SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) and PATHS to help children learn how to express themselves appropriately.
Behaviour Rewards System
Whole School Reward System: ‘Stars’
All children are rewarded for good behaviour, effort and manners based on the collection of ‘star’ stamps.
In Foundation and KS1, teachers’ record stars on a chart in the classroom.
KS2 every child is issued with a “Good Behaviour Stamp Card”. A different card is issued by the Admin office for different amounts of stamps. Children who lose their card must start again with a new one. Each teacher has a special stamp!
The reward system is graded as follows:
- Any noteworthy behaviour – 1 Star (which exchanged for stamp or star on class chart)
- 10 – Individual certificate
- 100 – Bronze award
- 200 – Silver award
- 300 – Gold award
Children should aim to achieve Bronze award by the end of Autumn term, Silver during the Spring and Gold by the end of the year.
If ALL children in a class achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold awards they may have an appropriate class treat of their choice…..class party, class disco, DVD, extra play, choosing time etc.
A ‘star’ can be awarded by any staff member to any child at any time, which is exchanged for a stamp or star in the classroom. Non-class based staff should carry ‘stars’ at all times to reward and reinforce positive behaviour as it occurs. This reinforces our philosophy that the care of all our children is the responsibility of all adults in school.
Once awarded a ‘Star’ should not be deducted. As we focus on the positive rather than negative behaviour. E.g. if a child is continuing to stay on task when a partner is trying to distract him, staff may choose to reward the child on task rather than apply a sanction to the child who is NOT.
When children have gained certain amounts of stamps or stars, e.g. 10, 100, 200 etc. their names are recorded on the weekly Newsletter and they receive their awards in the merit Assembly on Friday.
Bullying is not tolerated in our School. ‘Bullying’ can be defined as persistent, unacceptable violent or verbal behaviour by one person against another. This applies to children and adults. It is continued over a period of time causing distress to the victim.
Everyone is expected to ensure that it does not happen and children are expected to tell an adult if they are being bullied – this is not telling tales. The concerns will be investigated and parents of the bully and the victim may be asked to help to support the school in dealing with the problem. Verbal, physical, racist or homophobic behaviour is not permitted at Anderton Park School. Any incidents are logged and reported to Governors and the LA.
If you have any problems concerning your child, please come into School to discuss it with the Head teacher or Deputy. We employ Learning Mentors to work with children who are experiencing problems in school, they may be able to help a child in this situation. Other agencies may be contacted if you wish. The school follows the discipline policy of the Birmingham Education Authority as set out in the Authority’s General Policy Document on Primary Schools.