Behaviour at Mendip Green
Children and adults are expected to follow the Mendip Green values. These values underpin all expectations. All adults will support the values through rewards, praise and by role modelling positive behaviours. These values will be placed in all classrooms and work areas
Mendip Green School Values
We embrace individuality
We do the right thing
We work together
- Meet and Greet: Children will be greeted positively throughout the day
- Noticing: Emphasis will be placed on noticing and acknowledging positive behaviours. Adults will identify and publicly recognise such behaviours that are above and beyond, giving positive praise.
- Calm Communication: All communication between adults and children will be done calmly. Adults need to be prepared to deal with a situation of negative behaviour at another time rather than escalate a situation with confrontation.
- Shared understanding: All staff, pupils and carers have a clear understanding of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. Staff will meet at the beginning of the year, and throughout the year when necessary, to ensure a consistent approach to discipline and expectations are met.
To read our full policy and our behaviour expectations for children, staff, governors and parents please go to: Policies and look for 'Behaviour and Discipline Policy'.
Mendip Green Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and governors complete regular safeguarding training on an ongoing basis and all staff recruitment panels include at least one person who has completed appropriate 'Safer Recruitment in Education' training.
Pastoral care is valued highly at Mendip Green Primary School where it is an important part of our commitment to core values, offering a warm, caring and supportive environment. When you spend time in our school you will get a sense of the respect our pupils have for each other and our visitors and the excellent rapport between adult and pupil. We also put a very high priority on keeping our site safe for all users and work closely with the Local Authority and all its services.
We believe that it is important to make children and young people aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable, and our PSHE and SEAL curriculum supports children in recognising when their personal safety is being compromised. The school also signposts access to support for pupils, by displaying Childline posters and contact telephone number.
As a school our aim is that:
1. Every member of the school community feels valued and respected.
2. The children are confident, independent, motivated and resourceful.
3. The children have high self-esteem, they feel valued and value others.
4. The children take responsibility for their own behaviour and become increasingly independent members of the school and wider community: they are sensible, trustworthy, polite and treat others fairly.
5. The children are happy, secure and safe in their social and physical environment.
6. All children will be treated fairly and consistently.
7. Promote good behaviour in order to develop an ethos of kindness, fairness and cooperation
8. Support the school community in to allow everyone to work together in an effective and considerate way.
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