Monday
Nov142016

Expectations (inc. discipline, merits and sanctions)

Expectations

Discipline

          All members of the school community are asked to respect each other.  They should take care of their own property and that of other people including equipment belonging to the school.  Physical violence is not acceptable, neither is retaliation.  Repeated or serious incidents will lead to exclusion.  Foul or abusive language must not be used.

          In general the children are asked to follow the ‘Code of Conduct’, which has been written by the pupils, in order to make our school community a happy and safe place to be:-

 

Code of Conduct

Example of actions breaking the code

Do be gentle

Violence, pushing and pulling

Use good language

Bad language

Play nicely together

Not sticking to playground rules.

Not playing games as others wish to.

Being too rough.

Not including children in games

Be honest

Not telling the truth

Be respectful

Not showing respect to:

Other people’s property

The school building

Shouting in other’s faces

Answering back

Writing on other people’s work

Be kind

Calling names

Snatching

Be quiet when inside

Making too much noise

Shouting

Line up neatly

Not lining up

Talking in lines

Being silly in lines

Walk through school

Running, hopping, skipping, walking backwards

 

To reinforce the Code we have a Rainbow system.  Our children are praised for their good behaviour and their progress is tracked on our ‘Rainbow’ (which is displayed in the KS2 corridor).  In order to progress from ‘The Cloud’ onto and along ‘The Rainbow’ each half term children must keep to the School Code of Conduct for behaviour.  For those children who progress along the rainbow each week and reach the ‘pot of gold’ there is a certificates for each half term they reach it (1 term - bronze, 2 terms -  silver, culminating in 6 terms - Chair of Governors certificate).

Sanctions

          Sadly there will be times when children are badly behaved.  Children need to discover where the bounds of acceptable behaviour lie, as this is part of growing up. 

Children will be reminded why they should keep to the rules, but for children who have not stuck to the Code of Conduct they lose minutes off their Friday lunchtime for the number of minutes they have lost.  They do not move up the rainbow for that week. There are always more steps on the rainbow than there are in a half term so there is still a possibility of getting to the pot even if they have lost minutes during one week.

Parents can help by discussing the school rules with their child, emphasising their support of them and assisting where possible with their enforcement.

 Merit Scheme (Dojos)

          A major aim of the school is to encourage children to strive to achieve their best.  Dojos are awarded for:-

Effort and quality in classwork (merits)

Keeping on task

Tidying up

Homework and spellings

Reading at home

Teamwork

Helping others or being kind

Good playtime behavior

Tocyn Iaith (using Welsh voluntarily)

Good table manners

Getting changed quickly

Listening carefully

Remembering PE kit

 

Each child’s Dojo total is recorded and when they reach set totals they receive their Bronze, Silver or Gold stars to wear on their uniform.  Their own totals add to the class total and the class with the most at the end of each term get a treat such as wearing their own clothes for the day.

 Expectations of post 16 pupils

          Our past pupils frequently come back from the High School and call in to visit us and tell us how well they are doing.  Many of them have gone on to university, some even to Oxford and Cambridge.  The majority of our children over the past few years have attended Mold Alun High School and others have passed entrance exams for St Bridgid’s, King’s, Queen’s and Abbeygate College.