Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Safeguarding and Behaviour

Safeguarding and Behaviour

At Ellesmere Primary School we take the well being of your child very seriously. Headteacher Stuart Roberts is designated officer for child protection, along with Gemma Davies and Sue Powell. Should you have any concerns with issues in relation to your child please refer to the policies below for more information or contact the school.

Safeguarding Policy Ellesmere Primary

Please click here to see our Young Person’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe

Behaviour and Exclusions Policy

We have rigorous systems in place to keep your child safe. This page contains more information about these systems and links to documents containing information about how we praise good behaviour and how we tackle behaviour deemed unacceptable at school.

Behaviour Policy

Exclusion Policy


Our school does not tolerate bullying in any form. The document below details our policy to prevent bullying and react quickly to behaviour towards pupils deemed unacceptable.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Praise for good behaviour

We believe that actively looking for positive behaviour, rather than focussing on the negative, cultivates a healthy, happy environment.

  • Stickers and praise stamps etc. may be given to reinforce positive behaviour.
  • Children can be award a ‘Blue Certificate’ for outstanding work or behaviour.
  • Children may be sent to other members of staff for praise.
  • Head Teacher’s Praise – given to reward effort, achievement and attainment. Praise will be given and a Head Teacher sticker awarded.

Every day is a fresh start for all children. All children begin on ‘green’ every day. A poor behaviour decision may result in a warning (yellow) and a second poor decision (Orange) will result in loss of playtime or lunchtime. Time is not accumulated; instead response is escalated. Teachers may redesign the layout of the system to suit the needs of the children in their class. All warnings and timeouts are recorded for monitoring purposes.

Certificates of achievement

A ‘Star of the Week’ certificate will be presented to one pupil from each class during a special weekly assembly. The children’s names will be recorded in the weekly school newsletter. Class teachers may give out additional class awards, including blue certificates.

House points

Children’s dojos equate to house points. When dojos are received, points are added to the house point system. Rewards are given to the house with the most points at the end of each term.