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
Code of Conduct
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?
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!!