The ethos at Aycliffe Drive is one of care and consideration for others. We have a therapeutic approach . Every class has a learning charter that children have a say in developing and it is expected that pupils keep these rules. The staff encourage the development of qualities and values such as responsibility and an increased understanding of right and wrong.
Staff respond promptly to allegations of bullying or racial discrimination. The school’s behaviour policy sets out clear guidelines on how to proceed in such situations. Unacceptable behaviour is dealt with appropriately by staff. This may include loss of privileges or part of lunchtime. Parents/carers are involved in discussion and the handling of persistent bad behaviour.
Good behaviour is rewarded by a system of coloured dots called House Points . These dots can be issued by any member of staff at Aycliffe Drive for hard work, kindness, helpfulness and general good behaviour. When ten dots have been awarded pupils receive bronze, silver and gold certificates during school assembly. Pupils who reach the gold level become eligible for a gold star badge. All Year 6 pupils are expected to carry out a leadership role in a responsible manner. Some duties include caring for Foundation Reception pupils during lunchtime, running clubs and keeping the school tidy and litter free.
As a school we like to refresh our reward system every few years to keep it interesting and exciting for the children.
A postcard from the Headteacher is given to the parents/carers of pupils who have achieved something outstanding (this could be academic or behavioural) to acknowledge their accomplishment. The postcard will detail their exact success. These will only be sent out in exceptional circumstances and will be accompanied by a gold Headteacher Award sticker.
Other reward stickers, usually but not always, from SLT are rewarded to the children for good work, e.g. homework awards, excellent award stickers or gold stars for timetables.
Star of the Week is awarded to one child each week per class and the reason for the badge is shared in assembly.
If pupils misbehave they will:
- miss a playtime
- miss an enjoyable activity
- be sent to see a member of SLT
- have a daily behaviour record kept by the school staff
- have to take a letter home to their parents
- In extreme circumstances be excluded from school
Children please do not forget that the midday supervisors and teaching assistants are on the playground and in the dining room to look after your safety and to help you if you are hurt or in trouble. Please be polite to them at all times. The year 5 and 6 leaders will also be there to help children with minor problems at playtimes.