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Relationships, Behaviour & Attitudes

Whitkirk Primary School (12)

Whitkirk Primary School aims to create a welcoming, caring environment where relationships are based on respect and help to develop positive self-esteem in each child.

The children, staff and governors have high expectations of outstanding behaviour to enable children to be happy, safe and to achieve.

Positive Behaviour Policy        Anti Bullying Policy        Online Safety Policy

Rights and Responsibilities

  • We believe that it is the right of all pupils and staff to work in an environment which is conducive to learning.
  • We believe that all pupils and staff have the right to feel safe in school.
  • We believe that outstanding behaviour needs to be modeled.
  • The emphasis of our behaviour policy is on the positive and consistent reward of positive behaviours.
  • We believe that rewards and sanctions should be age appropriate, with consideration given to additional needs.
  • For their rights to be maintained, we believe that children have to take responsibility for following rules. If children break the rules they must accept the consequences of their actions.
  • We believe that a successful positive behaviour system involves all members of staff and parents working together to support the children.

Rewards and Priviledges

Whitkirk Primary School recognises the importance of praise when promoting positive behaviour. The school adopts a range of reward systems in order to encourage positive behaviours to learning, but also recognises that intrinsic rewards are key to promoting a culture of positive behaviours for learning.

  • Praise for doing ‘the right thing’;
  • Positive comments to parents;
  • Star of the Week - achieving the School Core Values will be awarded in Celebration Assembly. These children will be invited to the VIP lounge with the Headteacher.
  • Celebration Assembly – parents are invited to attend our weekly celebration assembly where successes are shared and celebrated. 

Whitkirk Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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