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Behaviour in school

Woodlands Primary School Behaviour Curriculum 

At Woodlands Primary School  we develop children’s character through our behaviour curriculum. In order to build character, we define the behaviours and habits that we expect students to demonstrate. We want to support our pupils to grow into adults who are polite, respectful, grateful and who always consider others. We believe that as pupils practise these behaviours, over time they become automatic routines that positively shape how they feel about themselves and how other people perceive them.  

We recognise and celebrate positive behaviour and achievement through our celebration assemblies, using our Dojo points and magnets, certificates and stickers.



Teaching the curriculum

The curriculum is taught explicitly during the first week in Autumn term alongside the traditional National Curriculum subjects. Children should learn the content of the curriculum so that they can recall the information and act upon it. At the start of each term, the behaviour curriculum is revisited with pupils and will continue to be reinforced throughout the year.  As with other curriculum content, this should be taught using explicit teaching based on the ten principles of instruction from Barak Rosenshine including regular quizzing to check and strengthen retention.  Teachers will also demonstrate these behaviours and ensure pupils have time to practise these (particularly in the first few days of term). For example, a lining up order should be taught in the classroom but must be reinforced in different locations and times throughout the school day e.g. at lunchtime. It is expected that all pupils will know this content. 



While this curriculum is for all pupils, it will be applied differently in different year groups depending on pupils’ ages and may be applied differently depending on individual pupils’ SEND needs.  Sensitivity must be applied at all times when teaching the curriculum.