In order to help our children to become better learners, both in school and in life, we have been talking about ‘what makes a good learner?’ We use our Super Learner approach as a vehicle to helping children to become better learners.
This is promoted through our school motto REACH.
Respect: We respect ourselves, others, work and property.
Effort: We take responsibility to participate and to try our very best.
Achieve: We work hard to achieve our goal.
Challenge: We look for ways to improve and get even better.
High Five: We celebrate success.
The children are encouraged to demonstrate these attributes at school, and those who do, are rewarded with a certificate at the end of the week in our "High-Five" Celebration Assembly.
To ensure that all members of the school community can know and understand what is expected of them, we have adopted a set of 'Golden Rules' as our moral/ethical framework:
- Do be gentle - don't hurt others.
- Do be kind and helpful - don't hurt others' feelings.
- Do work hard - don't waste time.
- Do look after property - don't waste or damage things.
- Do be honest - don't try to cover up the truth.
- Do listen - don't interrupt.
In return for keeping these Golden Rules, all children in the school are rewarded with 'Golden Time', 30 minutes of high-quality activities on a Friday afternoon. In addition children can earn golden tickets which are given to their House (Coppice, Cowcombe, Marle and Rack). The winning house is announced each week in our Celebration Assembly and the house with the most golden tickets at the end of term earns a golden ticket treat.