It is important that every child feels happy and secure at school. In everything we do, we aim to make this so for every child.
There are two Deputy Heads in the Junior School, one in charge of L1-4 and one in charge of L5-7. Part of their role is to oversee the care for each child. The class teacher, however, is the most important person in school for an individual child. She will take on the role of caring for and developing the whole child. She will develop the skills the child needs, ensuring that he or she is involved in the wider life of the school and has friends around them and is happy in and out of the classroom.
We believe in traditional values. We encourage children to be honest, responsible and polite, to show respect and consideration for others and to be confident to take part in a variety of experiences and aim for excellence in all they do.
The ethos in the school is such that we can set high standards for attitude and behaviour. We believe in rewarding positive behaviour. For example, we award star badges every week for a variety of reasons; for someone mastering a difficulty, for someone showing extra kindness, or for someone who consistently shows the attitude and effort we expect.
Sometimes, however, there are hiccups on the way. Children are only learning how to interact with others and breakdowns in friendships or arguments can happen. It is important that we in school know about this as we can usually help ease the situation. We are adept at donning the ‘blue beret’ to take part in a peace-keeping mission!
Sometimes children have other concerns or worries and it is important that they know everyone on the staff is here to talk to them and to help them. We strongly encourage parents too to talk to us about any difficulties, concerns or worries.