School Values

Our vision and values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

How do we expect children to behave?


We believe that it is essential to promote positive good behaviour, rather than just punish bad. We encourage good work and behaviour by:-

  • Giving verbal praise
  • Giving certificates for kindness or thoughtfulness
  • Giving pupils reward stickers
  • The sharing of good work
  • Certificates for good work
  • Telling parents of good behaviour
  • Giving House Points
  • Giving Achievement Awards in special assembly


Across the whole school the ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour scheme encourages pupils to make right choices throughout the day and they can earn gold stars for good behaviour and for good work which can be collected and used for rewards. Gold cards can be issued for outstanding work and behaviour. 

Yellow and then red cards are given for unacceptable behaviour and are issued through a structured warning system and will ultimately lead to an interview with the Headteacher. 

Pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 earn ‘Golden Time’ with special activities and equipment. Unacceptable behaviour loses some, but not all ‘Golden Time’. Behaviour records are kept.

Mrs Sherry Marshall and Mrs Rachel Wood, our Child Support Mentors, work with pupils and their parents to support pupil’s behaviour and liaise with class teachers. The school has Rights and Responsibilities, which all the children are taught, and are displayed in classrooms and around the school.

Rights and Responsibilities
Key Stage 1

  • To enjoy and help at school
  • To be treated equally
  • To be able to learn
  • To speak without fear


  • To make the right choices
  • Respect others
  • Try your hardest and do your best
  • To speak with manners and listen to others

Key Stage 2

  • To enjoy and contribute to the school
  • To be treated equally
  • Freedom to learn
  • To speak without fear


  • Be accountable for your actions
  • Respect others
  • Work to the best of your ability
  • To speak with manners and listen to the opinions of others

All children are members of one of the four ‘Houses’, which are named after British native trees; Oak, Ash, Birch and Elm. They earn House Points for good work, attendance, punctuality and good manners. 

Each week the House Trophy is awarded to the winning House, and rewards are given. When the school takes part in competitions, such as Sports Day, children work in their Houses. Children from the same family are part of the same House, and we encourage parents to support their children in working hard for the good of the whole House.