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.
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.
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.
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 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 weekly award given by the class teacher, with the contribution of the class, and presented during a special weekly assembly. The children’s names will be recorded in the weekly school newsletter and a star with their name is put on the ‘Shining Stars’ display board. Class teachers may give out additional class awards.
Our web-based reward system used to record housepoints (known as ‘dojos’) and provide a visual and interactive resource in class. Class Dojo can be linked to parents’ email accounts so that positive messages can be communicated.
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.