We strive to ensure children are happy and safe, and as a result be ready to learn. We believe that children learn most effectively in a secure and caring environment, where everyone feels valued and respected.
Relationships are at the heart of our approach. Calm, consistent adults take a genuine interest in getting to know children as individuals and support them to understand the simple rules and routines which are relentlessly practised and reinforced consistently. Our Charter for Living and Learning, underpinned by rights and responsibilities, captures our ethos and values.
Good behaviour is expected and positively reinforced through praise and recognition. Children are also supported to develop the skills that enable them to reflect on, and resolve conflict or disputes. We are committed to developing children’s self-discipline, and children are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves wherever possible, so that they can become independent, thoughtful and responsible adults.
Our focus on restorative approaches enable consequences to be meaningful and help children develop empathy and repair relationships.
To support children to regulate their emotions and behaviours, and to understand that all choices have consequences, we use an adapted version of ‘The Incredible 5 Point Scale’, and The Thrive Approach supports individuals, groups and whole classes.