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Sedgefield Primary School

Learning Together for Life

Behaviour

Our approach to ensuring behaviour is excellent is to praise and reward good behaviour and encourage the children to set high expectations of each other and to be a good role model to others.  Each child is valued as an individual, with all staff encouraging self-respect and esteem by the demonstration of appropriate attitudes, and the provision of experiences which will encourage a sense of 'right' and 'wrong' and the consideration of others. We are  a UNICEF Rights Respecting School (click here to find out more) and the ethos of children's rights and responsibilities permeates everything we do. We were delighted that Ofsted inspectors judged this area to be 'Outstanding' and described the children's behaviour as 'exemplary'. (March 2013)

Our approach involves children, staff and parents/carers working together so that our well-mannered, happy and secure school can flourish. Everyone is very proud of the excellent standard of behaviour in school and the positive, enthusiastic and caring nature of the children.  As we often say 'the children are the best thing about our school!'

Our Family Groups, each a mix of children from all classes (Reception - Y6) and which meet fortnightly on Friday afternoons, encourage the children to work together and care for the other members of their 'family'. All children can earn a 'green cards'  for working hard, getting involved in their learning, behaving well, showing good manners or caring for others, etc. throughout the school day. These cards are counted up every week and the 'family' with the most cards at the end of each half-term enjoys a special treat during their next Family Group meeting. Children also nominate each other for our Family Star awards which recognise various admirable qualities and which are presented in Friday whole-school Assemblies.