"Use the gifts God has given you"
1 Peter 4:10
At Wantage C of E Primary School, we have a culture of praise and celebrating successes in every way possible. We are constantly looking for the ‘good’, whether in attitude, work or behaviour, and self-discipline is encouraged. Achievements are acknowledged with systems of stickers, merits and certificates.
Simple, common sense rules are devised by staff and children together, emphasising kindness and thought for others. Any behaviour problems are dealt with promptly, talking and listening to the child concerned and involving parents where necessary. An individual system may be devised to help the child. All children are encouraged to speak up if they are not happy with the situation, first to the other child/children concerned and then to an adult. Good behaviour is one of the issues regularly reviewed with School Council, Governors, staff and parents.
In September 2013, we introduced a new behaviour system that permeates the culture of the school and we have seen a great response from the children and it has drawn praise from the parents.