Our positive behaviour approach is the foundation for an effective learning and teaching environment in which all members of the school community feel respected, safe and secure. Our school behaviour policy reflects how we value and include all in our behaviour management.
We believe that positive discipline is the most appropriate way of dealing with inappropriate behaviour. With this in mind we have adopted a sensible and sensitive attitude towards discipline. See Behaviour Policy.
At Arundale we pride ourselves in promoting positive behaviour and relationships. We have rules and a code of conduct which is followed by children both in class and when moving around school. Our pupils behave exceptionally and we are proud to help them develop their characters and become positive citizens of the future. Our rules and code of conduct have been developed in the interest of safety for all children at Arundale. In line with these procedures, parents are kept fully informed of their child’s behaviour both when it is positive or if it is ever causing concern. We work hard to work in partnership with our parents and value their support. Children take pride in their learning and display a positive attitude in class and around school. As a positive reward we use Classdojo, whereby the children can earn points for their efforts. the children can then choose to either spend these points by visiting the Dojo shop, or collect their points for a reward for the class at a later date. We believe this also allows them to develop a sense of self and community.
Bullying and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated. If you have concerns regarding your child, please contact school immediately. It is important that any cases of bullying are dealt with promptly. We treat all reported incidents seriously and confidentially.
At breaktime and lunchtime our aim is to create a caring ethos in the playground in line with our behaviour and anti-bullying policies. We have a selection of activities and resources available in the playground to help children to develop skills of co-operation and turn taking. Children are encouraged to take responsibility in the playground through a playground buddy monitor system, this encourages children to look out for lonely children, take care of playground equipment and support children when playing games together. Our playground buddies are often children from UKS2 and they will encourage the involvement of all during playtimes both on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. We are proud of the role our children play in setting an example to one another.