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Enterprise skillls and behaviour

Our overriding aim is to educate your child in a calm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere that encourages participation, creativity and hard work in learning. We will strive to support your child in all aspects of their development, offering exciting opportunities and experiences that will enable them to flourish as successful, sensitive people. We will celebrate their successes and help them to play a part in making Ashbrook Junior School a place that is both supportive and caring, yet strives for excellence and high standards. We believe that the successful education of your child depends upon an effective partnership between home and school.

 

When the time comes for your child to leave, our aim is that you will be surprised by what they have achieved and take with you both the memory of a remarkable journey. This will give your child the confidence to be positive, to think creatively and to go on to be the best that they can be.

 

These are the key learning attitudes we teach all our pupils and are the foundations of all we do in school. By developing these attitudes and dispositions in school, and through you consolidating them in your child out of school, together we will build your child’s ‘Enterprise Skills:

 

Aim high – develop creativity, develop independence, having a can-do attitude, be a TEAM player, develop evaluative skills

 

Aims for school behaviour at Ashbrook Junior School

 

  • To implement a whole schools behaviour policy supported and followed by the whole schools communities, parents, staff, children and governors, based on a sense of community and shared values, working together as a TEAM so that Together Everyone Achieves More - using the 'ready respectful and safe' ideology.
  • By applying positive policies to create a caring, family atmosphere in which teaching and learning can take place in a safe and happy environment.
  • To teach, through the schools’ curriculum, values and attitudes as well as knowledge and skills. (This will promote responsible behaviour, encourage self-discipline and encourage in children a respect for themselves, for other people and for property).
  • To encourage good behaviour rather than to simply punish mis behaviour by providing a range of positive rewards for children of all ages and abilities.
  • To encourage children to develop an open mind about understanding of different cultures and beliefs.
  • To make clear to children the distinction between minor and more serious misbehaviour and the range of sanctions that will follow.
  • To treat problems when they occur in a caring and sympathetic manner in the hope of achieving an improvement in behaviour.

 

Code of Conduct

  • Children know that they need to be ready, respectful and safe
  • All members of the schools’ community are asked to respect each other and their property and take care of books, equipment and resources.
  • Everyone is asked to be well-behaved, well-mannered and attentive.
  • Children work on developing their ‘Enterprise skills’, aim high – develop creativity, develop independence, having a can-do attitude, be a TEAM player, develop evaluative skills
  • Everyone will walk when moving around school down the left hand side of the corridor. All staff are expected to model this behaviour.
  • Children to line up in alphabetical order (unless there is a need to move a certain child and the class know their position in the line) to come in in the morning, to go to and from assembly and PE
  • All children to know they walk to and from and around school during lesson times in silence or very quiet bus voices
  • At playtimes the children follow the same rules and treat everyone with respect.

 

This code of conduct has been formulated with the safety and well-being of everyone in mind, and to enable the schools to function efficiently and creatively as a place of learning.

 

As a school, we aim not to ‘shout at a child’ but will

  • Raise their voice in a firm manner - Give children a space to calm down

  • Reconnect with the child as soon as possible with lines such as… ‘I’ve heard what you said…’, ‘It’s not like you how can we avoid this happening again?’ Language is key in reconnecting with the child;

  • Demonstrate that sharing is caring, show children they are respected by all and get them to share their work with a chosen adult;

  • Ask how they would like their work/behaviour to be recognised;

  • Send personal message of positivity to their parents/carers via Dojo – when they go the ‘extra mile’ not just for generally behaving and doing the right thing;

  • Use the power of others to persuade;

  • Encourage visits to Headteacher for praise over their work ;

  • Where appropriate, use competitiveness to motivate.

 

Our behaviour policy is closely linked to our reward system of Dojo points, which the children receive when they demonstrate our 'Enterprise skills.'

Why do you get Dojo points?

  • For demonstrating that children are ready, respectful and safe
  • For displaying positive behaviour
  • For being kind and helpful
  • For doing something exceptional
  • For showing development within the Enterprise goals

Children are praised in assembly for achieving the most Dojo points for the Team colour and those who achieve the most each week get a dip in the treasure chest.

 

Those children who go 'above and beyond' are nominated by teacher in the weekly honours assembly and get to have 'hot chocolate' with Miss Julian on a Friday afternoon - whipped cream and marshmallows !!! yummy!!

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