Positive learning and behaviour
At Harold Court Primary School we believe that:
♦ “Before all else people should find in our School an atmosphere of sincere respect and friendship”
♦A personal relationship is always a dialogue rather than monologue. We try to give serious consideration to the relationships and system of communications, which exist between all members of staff at every level.
♦The visible signs of care, concern, respect for all who make up the school community, are displayed.
♦Problems should be discussed and conflict avoided.
Harold Court Primary School has a mission statement, which is reflected in all aspects of school life:
‘Moving forward together; striving for excellence’
It is a brief mission statement so that every child in the school can learn it.
More specifically we aim:
a. To grow and develop into confident and independent young people with positive reinforcement together from home and school
b. To provide an excellent, balanced and broadly based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical growth of our children
c. To teach children care and respect for one another
d. To ‘catch one another being good’
We hope that through our work, all of us associated with the school can be filled with wisdom. Whatever stage we are at in our journey we should be ready to learn and to share our wisdom with others.
Our Approach - The Harold Court Way.
The school behaviour policy is designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
School Parliament has decided upon a guide to maintain these school principles.
The Harold Court Way;
Have a positive attitude
Aim for my targets
Always do my best
Be a good team member
Welcome each other in a polite and positive way including visitors
Present my work neatly
Look after the school environment
Be helpful and polite always
Respect other people
Listen to what other people have to say
Be prepared for challenges
Make the playground a happy place for everyone
The Harold Court Way is displayed in every classroom in the school.
The rationale of the behaviour policy is not a system to enforce rules but a means of
promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common
purpose of helping everyone to learn.
Teachers have the right to teach
Pupils have the right to learn
Restorative practice is a tool enabling us as staff to create a harmonious learning environment where pupils are able to self-regulate their own behaviour and learning. Restorative approaches have been found very effective in improving behaviour and learning in both a primary and secondary setting where implemented as a whole school approach.
Restorative approaches are based on four key features:
- RESPECT: for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value them
- RESPONSIBILITY: taking responsibility for your own actions
- REPAIR: developing the skills within our school community so that its individual members have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours are not repeated
- RE-INTEGRATION: working through a structured, supportive process that aims to solve the problem and allows young people to remain in mainstream education.
Our stay on Gold requirements and consequences are simple and clear for everyone to follow - consistency is key.
We also have a lunchtime STAY ON GOLD system. Please see our behaviour policy for more information.