We have extremely high expectations of children’s behaviour at Manor. Our aim is for every member of the school community to feel valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a very caring school whose values are built upon mutual trust and respect for all. The school’s behaviour policy is designed to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure, and where there is mutual respect and tolerance.
These same expectations continue in the playground where the same system of rights and responsibilities apply. The school council developed the Playground Plan which echoes the Learning Plan which is used throughout the school.
We promote and reward good behaviour as we believe that this will develop an ethos of kindness and cooperation. There are systems for rewards in every classroom; children receive lots of praise, stickers, good news letters, merit awards, manners awards and invitations to have a special lunch with Ms McGee.
We know that our children behave well because the school has a calm, focused and industrious feel to it. We regularly receive compliments about their behaviour when out on educational visits.
Positive Leaning Behaviour
A crucial part of what we do is helping the children to develop a range of positive learning behaviours that will help them to succeed in the next stages of their education. We provide them with a wide range of opportunities to develop:
- independent enquiry,
- team work,
- reflective learning,
- effective participation,
- self management and
- resourceful thinking.
Keeping themselves Safe
Our curriculum covers a wide range of aspects of personal safety for the children. The children regularly cover aspects of e-safety and learn how to keep themselves safe when using the internet. We have a comprehensive Personal, Social & Health Education (PHSE) programme which covers the seven areas of: new beginnings, getting on and falling out, say no to bullying, going for goals, good to be me, relationships and changes.
As well as this we cover road safety, stranger danger, people who help us, drug awareness and sex and relationship education. All these are covered in an age-appropriate way.
We also offer swimming lessons and regularly offer courses of cycle training. We also work with external agencies such as Parent Zone for Google’s Be Internet Legends and the NSPCC.
Bullying of any sort is unacceptable and is not tolerated at Manor. Everyone in school has a responsibility to ensure that the school is a bully-free zone.
We have a very clear anti-bullying policy which sets out our procedures for responding to any concerns raised by children, parents or staff.
The Children’s Leadership Team devised an Anti-Bullying Charter in consultation with their classes. This is regularly reviewed and shared with the school community: the children tell us that they are very clear about what to do if they have any concerns.