We aim to develop the whole child; physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually in order for them explore their potential and become successful, confident individuals. Our community is passionate about learning and we aim to make primary education an exciting and stimulating experience, preparing your child for a smooth transition to secondary education equipped with good literacy and numeracy skills, a positive attitude to learning and a range of happy memories.
Our behaviour system supports our belief that all teachers have the right to teach and all children have the right to learn. Woodlands primary has a warning system to allow pupils to make the right choices. If this opportunity is not taken up then children are given ‘time out’ either within the classroom or in another class –Parents are always informed to ensure we are working together. Children who consistently make the right choices are recognised and rewarded at the end of each term.
We believe that every day counts in a child’s education therefore our target for all pupils is an attendance of 96% and above. High levels of attendance and improved attendance are rewarded regularly through non uniform days, certificates and during weekly assemblies.
Behaviour and our Behaviour Policy
In and around school we have:
Three Simply Rules
1. We line up quietly and walk through school silently with our hands by our sides.
2. We wear our uniform correctly at all times.
3. We always use kind words and we follow instructions given by all adults.
“No pupil has the right to disrupt the learning of others. Teachers will have disruption free classrooms in which they can teach and pupils will have disruption free classrooms in which they can learn.”
“No pupil has the right to disrupt the playtime of others. Pupils and Staff will have disruption free playtimes in which they feel safe.”
The GLT and Woodlands Primary believe that high standards of behaviour lie at the heart of a successful school that enables:
- all its pupils to make the best possible progress in all aspects of their school life and work;
- all staff to be able to teach and promote good learning without undue disruption or harassment.
We believe that all pupils and staff have the right to feel safe at all times in school. There should be mutual respect between staff and pupils and between each other.
Subsequently, all visitors to the school should feel safe and free from the effects of poor behaviour at all times and in all parts of the school.
The GLT and Woodlands Primary promote inclusive schools. All members of each school community should be free from discrimination of any sort. We have a clear, comprehensive, age-appropriate Anti-Bullying Strategy that is known and understood by all, consistently applied, monitored and where appropriate, incidents recorded.
Our legal duties (under the Equality Act 2010) are in respect of: safeguarding, pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and all vulnerable pupils. These are detailed in the Safeguarding Policy and made known to all staff. Measures to protect children from bullying and discrimination as a result of gender, race, ability, sexual orientation or background are also detailed in the Safeguarding Policy and regularly monitored for their effective implementation.
Parents/Carers are encouraged and helped to support their children’s education, just as the pupils are helped to understand their responsibilities during their time at school, in the local community and in preparation for their life at secondary school.
At Woodlands Primary, our Behaviour and Rewards Policy sets the boundaries for a system that:
· rewards and reinforces the right behaviours;
· delivers consistent consequences for the wrong behaviour;
· outlines a procedure where the roles and responsibilities are clear and staff take responsibility for pupils’ learning;
· seeks to ensure that all pupils are treated equally and fairly in the implementation of rewards and sanctions;
· enables staff to teach effectively by removing disturbances to learning and promoting respect and positive attitudes to learning;
· supports and promotes the Anti-Bullying strategy, E-Safety policy, the Equalities Policy and Special Educational Needs Policy.