Successful personal, social and emotional development is essential for very young children in all aspects of their lives and it underpins all other areas of learning.
We provide opportunities, support and experiences in school to enable children to: develop a positive sense of themselves, show respect for others, establish relationships with others and develop a positive attitude to learning.
This will involve:
- Children feeling safe, secure and able to trust the adults who work with them
- Children learning to respect themselves and others
- Having a developing respect for their own cultures and beliefs and those of others
- Understanding what is right, what is wrong and why.
- Forming good relationships with children and adults
- Managing their own personal needs and hygiene
- Children becoming interested, excited and motivated in their learning
- Being confident to try new activities, initiate ideas and use activities and resources independently
- Having a developing awareness of their own needs and feelings and be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others
We positively encourage the following behaviour:
- Children should be kind to each other and show a caring, sharing attitude.
- Children should care for equipment and resources both inside and outside school and also for our outside environment e.g. our garden areas.
- We encourage children to develop a sense of caring for themselves to ensure their own health and safety e.g. washing hands, and walking in school. We also hope that they will develop a sense of responsibility towards their own belongings and others.
We seek to encourage the children to develop self discipline. They are expected to care for and respect themselves and others. We do not have many school rules and most relate directly to safety. The school has a behaviour policy and you are welcome to look at it at any time. Children are discouraged from behaving in an aggressive manner.
Parents are always told of serious incidents of concern, particularly where they involve other children, adults or property. Less serious matters are dealt with in the classroom by the staff. Any incidence of bullying will be treated seriously and dealt with appropriately. We follow Birmingham’s Framework for Intervention where, if behaviour is a concern, we look at aspects of the learning environment and structure of the day to see if we can make changes to support children’s positive behaviour.
We are always willing to discuss any concerns you may have with your child’s behaviour and we aim to work in partnership with you in your child’s best interests.