Aims of the School
At LRG Public School we have high expectations of all children and provide a quality environment in which to learn. We aim to ensure that everyone:
- Has a positive attitude towards learning
- Can work co-operatively with a sensitive regard to others, remembering our school motto of ‘Love, Fun and Faith’
- Understands and respects other people’s views and values
- Takes responsibility for their actions and develops an awareness of their role as citizens in our society
- Is inclusive and follow our school mission statement.
- Is aware of, and follows, school and class rules
Statement of General Principles
At LRG Public School we are committed to providing a quality education for all our pupils. We aim to encourage courtesy, politeness and self-discipline. We expect all pupils to understand and respect other people’s views and values.
At LRG Public School we do not tolerate any form of bullying or harassment directed at anyone within the school. Verbal or physical attacks, name calling or isolating children from groups are all treated with the utmost seriousness. We rely upon a small number of class and whole school rules which children are expected to follow.
At LRG Public School, we expect children to:
- Be kind, gentle and helpful ~ remember to think of others.
- Move around school sensibly.
- Do listen carefully ~ talking and interrupting is rude.
- Do work hard ~ always try your best.
- Be honest ~ always tell the truth.
- Look after property ~ take care of possessions and surroundings.
These rules also apply to expectations during the lunch period.
Our behaviour policy is based on a positive approach, where rewards and encouragement are the main strategies used to promote good behaviour. We use many opportunities to praise and reward children including –
- General praise given in class
- Positive comments written on work
- Being awarded house points and an opportunity to gain certificates and stars.
Individual children can be awarded points for their house which are counted each week. This system allows children to be rewarded as individuals and also encourages and motivates children to play their part as a house member.
All staff and lunchtime staff can award team points. They are awarded for good work, positive attitudes, politeness, effort etc.
If children display inappropriate or poor behaviour, sanctions may need to be employed. Sanctions must be applied consistently and immediately or soon after the behaviour has occurred. Sanctions should be in proportion to the gravity of the behaviour. If the poor behaviour persists these sanctions will be employed:
- Verbal warning from the teacher explaining clearly and firmly what is wrong with the child’s behaviour. Wherever possible, staff should refer to the school/class rule the child has broken and the possible consequences. (Use Green for Go displays)
- Inappropriate behaviour will result in the child missing a playtime by walking near an adult.
- If children have work which should have been finished in class then it will be sent home for them to complete.
For the majority of children at LRG Public School, appropriate behaviour will be maintained by praising good behaviour.
- At the end of break time, children must stand still on hearing the first whistle and line up quietly on the second bell.They should go into school in an orderly manner
- A ring of the bell will signal an emergency and all children should stand still and await further instructions
- Playground equipment is provided and no equipment should be brought from home
- No children should be in school unsupervised unless they have permission.
Children remain in their classes and have access to quiet games/activities. Staff on duty will supervise.
All playtime rules apply. In addition, children should:
- Speak quietly when eating their lunch
- Use good table manners
- Good behaviour will be rewarded by house points or stickers.
Collective Worship Routines
Collective Worship is a time for listening, looking and thinking. Children are given opportunities in Collective Worship assembly to reflect. They are therefore expected to:
- Arrive to Assembly quietly and sensibly
- Stand calmly and listen carefully
- Leave Assembly without talking
The school council of elected representatives helps to support the school behaviour policy through discussion with the Head teacher and with their respective classes. The school council contributes to policy reviews.