Vision and values
Mission Statement & Vision Principles
Growing together with the community
Principles into Practice
It is a primary aim of Crindau Primary school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school Behaviour Policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure, and to help children to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school community.
The school has a number of school rules, but the primary aim of the Behaviour Policy is not a system to enforce rules. It is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn.
The emphasis must always to be to encourage positive behaviour rather than to criticise inappropriate behaviour and rewards have a major role to play in this.
The most immediate method is verbal praise; it is motivational and helps children to realise that good behaviour is valued.
We hold a celebration assembly every Friday where rewards are presented for weekly achievements.
Stages of Rewards
- Positive praise
- Whale done/ Do jo points
- Note home
Most instances of misbehaviour are relatively minor and can be dealt with simply and quickly by a verbal reprimand. Some may require withdrawal of privileges or being kept in at break times.
Stages of Consequences
- Warning of what will happen if inappropriate behaviour continues
- Time out/removal of privileges
- Conversation with parents
Health & Safety
The wellbeing of all children and staff at Crindau Primary School is of utmost importance. As a school, we promote high levels of wellbeing and encourage children to have confidence, embrace new challenges and feel secure enough to take risks. We ensure all children display good attitudes to their learning, demonstrate high levels of engagement and sustain concentration on tasks. They are encouraged to develop the skills and ability to reflect upon their own learning and the learning of their peers. We expect all children and staff to show high levels of respect, care and concern for others.
The curriculum at Crindau Primary provides a wide variety of learning experiences which encourage children to communicate effectively, solve problems and develop their thinking skills. We are committed to igniting a passion for learning, create conditions to thrive, whilst growing together with the community and becoming ethically informed citizens.
Children are encouraged to continually express their views and opinions, which provides them with a real sense of belonging. Pupil Voice is embedded in all aspects of school life and it influences the strategic direction of our school.
From time to time, children may face difficulties which may impact on their wellbeing. As a school, we work with parents and families to support children and fully believe in the importance of working as a team.
As a school in the Shaftesbury community we strive to develop community cohesion. We have an understanding that everyone is working towards equality of opportunity providing all children with a sense of belonging and similar life chances, regardless of their backgrounds. Through recognising and celebrating success, we encourage every child to view themselves as healthy, confident individuals.
All staff who work at Crindau Primary School have had child protection training that equips them to recognise and respond to child welfare concerns. These concerns are passed to the Designated Safeguarding Officer, in our case the Headteacher, who follows strict guidelines on how to deal with any issues raised.
Equality & Inclusion
The Governors, Headteacher and staff promote equal access to all areas of the curriculum for all pupils, regardless of race, gender, ability, disability, faith and cultural background. The school has clear policies in place and are committed to providing equality and an inclusive education. All children have equal access to all activities and support is available to ensure this. We encourage respect for all within the school and the wider community.
Looked After ChildrenWe work in partnership with Newport City Council, and other local councils, and we have a duty to safeguard and promote the education of Looked After Children. We aim to provide a safe and secure environment, where there is belief in the abilities and potential of all children, including those who are looked after. We support our Looked After Children and give them equal access to every opportunity to achieve their potential and to enjoy learning. Mrs B Jones is the designated person responsible for promoting the educational achievement of Looked After Children.