Positive relationships based on mutual respect is a fundamental principle at Lower Farm Primary. The school Behaviour Policy is therefore designed to enhance this crucial skill, enabling children to interact in a positive way within an environment where everyone feels secure. The main aim of our policy is to develop and sustain good behaviour and self discipline, thus promoting behaviour which is conducive to learning.
A range of age-appropriate systems to support the development of positive behaviour are in place, including: a comprehensive reward and sanction mechanism. Initiatives to reinforce and further enhance positive behaviour are in place across school in the form of SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning) and good behaviour is enhanced by the well resourced school environment.
A traffic light system operates across school. Rewards for good behaviour are part of the process and include praise, stickers, certificates and referral to the Headteacher for either weekly Praise Time or half termly Privilege Time.
During the first few days of a new school year each teacher ensures children understand the behavioural expectations of Lower Farm Primary and a set of class rules is agreed and set. These are referred to throughout the year and have an emphasis on promoting good behaviour.
All adults in school have high expectations of the children in terms of behaviour and take an active role in promoting this at all times.