The importance of laws, particularly those that govern each class and each school, is reinforced throughout the school day. All staff are aware of the school rules and expected standards of behaviour, and these are consistently upheld across the school.
Within class lessons and assemblies, pupils are taught the importance of our school codes and the reasons for having them. They also learn about the laws that govern our country, the values behind these and how they, like our school laws, are created to protect us all.
Rights and responsibilities are also discussed along with the consequences that follow when laws are broken. Visitors to the school, such as the Fire and Police services, help reinforce these messages.
Reward systems are in place to encourage and promote positive behaviour. Also, and very importantly, regular communication takes place between home and school to ensure all parents/carers are aware of expectations.
Our annual open day in September helps to ensure this. During this day children explain to their parents the systems in place, taking them to look at the various displays. They are also requested to read and sign a number of documents including Home/School Agreement and ICT Agreement.