‘Pupils feel safe and their behaviour is outstanding.’
We aim to create a pleasant atmosphere in which pupils, parents and staff feel they are valued members of the community. Pupils, parents and staff are expected to show consideration and courtesy to each other at all times.
An important role of the school is to develop pupil’s personalities so that they can make positive relationships with their peers and adults. Within this the children will develop self-discipline, a sense of responsibility and an awareness of the needs and feelings of others. This is achieved by providing clear guidelines, which the pupils can follow and which will be supported by all adults within the school.
However there are times when correction and punishment will be necessary. Minor misbehaviours are dealt with by the class teachers and dinner supervisors usually by reprimand or withdrawal of privileges.
More serious misconduct is referred to the appropriate team leader, Deputy Head and ultimately to the Head Teacher who may wish to invite the parents into school to discuss the matter. If inappropriate behaviour is persistent, parents are expected to work in partnership with the school on an agreed behaviour programme drawn up for their child.
Bullying and racial harassment is dealt with firmly. All reports of such behaviour are taken seriously and, following a full investigation, pupils who repeatedly bully or harass others (in accordance with our school behaviour policy) may be excluded from school.
“Cyber bullying is the use of modern communication technologies to embarrass, humiliate, threaten, or intimidate an individual in the attempt to gain power and
control over them.”
Glenn R. Stutzky
This is a growing trend and may also continue outside of the school unnoticed. Cyber Bullying is classed as any form of electronic communication that is designed to inflict mental stress through the use of threats or through the ridicule or abuse of individuals or groups (email, texts, MSN, blogs, web pages, social networking i.e. Facebook, You Tube etc). This is a form of criminal behaviour under several different acts (hacking, causing distress, misuse of telecoms, conspiracy, assault etc). Staff and parents must work together to monitor changes in behaviour.
School rules are kept to the minimum, consistent with keeping a pleasant atmosphere and ensuring the pupil’s safety.
Classroom rules are worked out by the individual class teacher and the class. These will compliment/support our six school rules, which are:
- Be caring to others in what you say.
- Be caring & safe to others in what you do.
- Be caring about yours and others property, your class and school environment.
- Come to school prepared to make the most of your opportunities.
- Be caring and considerate about your work and the work of others.
- Lead a healthy lifestyle.
Weapons and dangerous substances of any kind are banned from school premises. Chewing/bubble gum is also not allowed in school. Wilkes Green Junior School’s approach is based on praising and rewarding good behaviour. This is done verbally or by awarding house points, stickers and merit certificates.
Parents are welcomed into the school to discuss their child’s well being with the teacher by prior appointment.
A Home/School Agreement is signed by parents, pupils and school.