Positive Behaviour and Attitudes To Learning
An environment where children are happy and relaxed in their work is particularly conducive to effective learning and will help all children to achieve their maximum potential. This is best achieved where children are clear as to what is expected of them in terms of their behaviour and staff are relentlessly consistent in their approach.
At Orgill Primary School we actively promote positive behaviour and place strong emphasis on strategies which support this to ensure that good behaviour is explicitly encouraged and celebrated.
Our approach to promoting positive behaviour centres upon 3 key rights that every member of our school community has. These rights are:
- the right to feel and be safe
- the right to be treated with respect
- the right to learn
Everyone in school has a responsibility to protect these rights through their own behaviour and actions. We have very high expectations of our pupils and any behaviour that undermines these rights will be addressed promptly.
Positive Attitudes to Learning
Having confidence and a positive attitude to learning is crucial to a pupil's success in school. We expect them to be motivated, determined and proactive in their learning and these are skills that we teach and promote. We are relentless in our pursuit of positive attitudes to learning and we assess all pupils from reception to Year 6 on the following four point scale:
- always has a positive attitude to learning
- with occasional reminders, usually has a positive attitude to learning
- with a lot of support, can show a positive attitude to learning
- hardly ever or never has a positive attitude to learning.
Pupils are assessed half termly and we set targets for improvement if they are not already achieving point 1. We are very proud to say that most of our pupils score 1s and 2s!
Ambassadors for Orgill Primary School
Pupils who score at point 1 on the scale and consistently demonstrate positive attitudes to learning are eligible to become a School Ambassador. School Ambassadors are also expected to:
- be smartly presented in the correct school uniform at all times
- have excellent attendance and come to school on time every day with no unauthorised holidays
- follow the school's system of rights and responsibilities
- take part in all aspects of school life
- make expected progress in reading, writing and maths
School Ambassadors will be held in high regard and will be used to represent our school wherever possible.
Stars of the Week
Each week staff will choose a pupil that they work with to be awarded Star of the Week. This award goes to pupils who have demonstrated particularly positive attitudes to learning during the week and have done something that has impressed. Pupils will be given a sticker during the celebration assembly and a postcard will be sent home congratulating them on their achievement. Our pupils love seeing these postcards come through their letterbox!
Superstar Savers Scheme
All pupils from reception to year 6 are part of our Superstar Savers Scheme. They each have a saving card and are able to collect stars each week in reward for a number of things. These stars can be saved and exchanged for a gift at some point during the year. Stars are awarded for:
- completing homework on time
- learning multiplication tables
- bringing PE/swimming kit
- coming to school everyday and on time
- being awarded ‘Star of the Week’
- having positions of responsibility such as Librarian and Playground Friend