Our school a small family school where the needs of the whole child are met. Being healthy, staying safe, enjoying education, playing an active part in the community and preparing for economic well-being are all integral to children’s development within our school. We also teach children about Rights, Respect and Responsibility. As part of our efforts to achieve this, all staff in school are clear about their goals, and plan with them in mind. Expectations of behaviour are consistent in all classes. There is also consistency in the quality of preparation for Acts of Collective Worship, where children often plan and take part in presentations which reflect high levels of achievement. Pupils here understand that teachers have high expectations of their behaviour, their presentation, their use of equipment, their productivity, their perseverance, their application, the way in which they answer questions and how skilfully they ask questions. Teachers expect pupils to stay 'on task' in order to sustain their learning and achieve success. They expect them to be independent, to work well with others, to respect other pupils by listening, and to focus on understanding the target they are working towards. At Bolton-on-Swale, a lot of effort goes into showing children that they and their work are valued. We aim to ensure that displays throughout the school are of a high quality, relevant to children's work and where possible, interactive. Children know that good work will be recognised beyond their own classroom. A Special Mentions Assembly is held each week, to which parents and carers are invited. They share in a short Act of Collective Worship and achievements both in school and outside school are celebrated. Rewards are given for achieving targets, good behaviour, or improvements in work.
We use a ‘traffic light’ system in school. All the children’s names are attached to green everyday. If a child is a causing a problem, being silly, not getting on with work, they will get a warning. If the child is spoken to on more than two occasions they will move on to ‘amber’ the child has to physically do this and it usually is enough to ensure they are on their best behaviour for the rest of the day. If a child is moved onto red then they lose a breaktime and have to fill in a time out sheet explaining why they misbehaved and what they need to do to promote good behaviour in future.
Rewards for children come in the form of house points which for every 100 points a child accumulates they receive a certificate during special mentions. There a four houses in school which are red, blue, green and yellow all pupils are given a colour when they start school in reception and remain that colour through their school life. Points accumulated throughout a week by each individual pupil are totted up and the house with the most points are awarded the house trophy for the week ahead.
House points are awarded for many reasons such as polite behaviour, good manners and of course good work.
Every child attending our school needs to feel secure and protected. They should feel safe from bullying and discrimination and any child with a problem is encouraged to talk it