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Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

The personal development, behaviour and welfare of every individual pupil is at the heart of the Peartree Spring curriculum.  Read this page to find out more information about how we teach our children to be happy, healthy and safe. 

Building Positive Learning Behaviours

At the core of our learning ethos is the idea that we are teaching our children to be the mathematicians, scientists, writers, historians, geographers, designers, artists and musicians of the future.  We aim for our children to have the skills to be independent, motivated and engaged learners with a deep understanding of their subjects.  We actively ask our children 'what does good learning look like?' and encourage them to take ownership of their own learning journey. 

We build strong relationships between home and school, beginning with the home/school agreement that all parents/carers sign.  We also hold regular curriculum information evenings and information sessions for parents and carers so that they have a good understanding of how their children learn at school and the values we uphold.     

Celebrating Success

We aim for all our pupils to have a positive attitude to learning and to be proud of their achievements both in school and out of school.  Every Friday morning we have a whole school Celebration Assembly that the children and teachers love.  The Celebration Assembly gives us all a chance to share the fantastic learning that goes on in our classrooms and to celebrate individual achievements.

Each Friday, we celebrate:

- Reader of the Week: one pupil from each class is brought to the front to celebrate their progress in reading and receives a bookmark as a prize

- Mathematician of the Week:  one pupil from each class is brought to the front to celebrate a new skill they have mastered in maths

 - Star Child: one pupil from each class is brought forward to celebrate something fantastic they have accomplished during the week that really stands out for effort and quality

- Star Pupil: any children who have earned 10 stickers on their chart for exceptional effort in their learning are brought to the front to celebrate and may choose a small prize

- Birthdays: any children with a birthday that week come to the front to receive a birthday pencil gift and the whole school sings 'Happy Birthday!'

- Attendance Award: one class each week is celebrated for the highest attendance figures.  At the end of the year, the class with the most wins receives a special treat! 

- House Points: one class each week receives the trophy for collecting the most house points.  At the end of the year, the house that has earned the most house points receives a prize! 

- Individual Achievements: any pupils who have an accomplishment to celebrate come to the front and share their story and/or certificates/trophies/badges etc with the whole school. 

All the children who are celebrated in the Celebration Assembly are also mentioned in the school newsletter as well as on their class website and on a school display board in the entrance hall.    

Head Teacher and Deputy Head Awards

Any children who demonstrate particularly outstanding academic effort and achievement during class are sent to share their work with the head teacher or deputy head.  They receive recognition and a special sticker.     

Our Behaviour Policy

We are very proud of the behaviour of our pupils and have high expectations of behaviour both in the classroom and on the playground.  Through our behaviour policy, pupils are actively encouraged to think about how their behaviour impacts on others and to take responsibility for their own actions.

Please click here for a quick guide to our behaviour policy 

We are a Rights Respecting School

We are currently working towards Level 2 of the Rights Respecting Award.  This means that in our classrooms and assemblies we are learning about the fundamental rights of every child to be healthy, to learn in school, to be listened to, to be treated with respect and to be protected.  These core values are embedded into our school curriculum and ethos, helping us to be good citizens who respect each other and who value the rights of everyone.    

Please click here to read a child-friendly version of the UN Rights of the Child Charter.

Please click on this link to visit our Rights Respecting Award page and find out more information. 

Our PSHE Curriculum

Although the personal development, behaviour and well-being of every child is integrated into every aspect of our school curriculum, at Peartree Spring we also teach discrete lessons that focus on specific areas of well-being.  We follow a programme called SEAL, outlined below: 
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
New Beginnings Getting on and Falling Out Say 'No' to Bullying  Going for Goals Good to be Me Relationships and Changes

We also follow a programme called '1Decision', with three core themes:  Health and Well-being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. 

Please click on this link to find out more information about our PSHE lessons.

Our Family Liason worker

We are so happy and proud to have a full-time family liason worker based here at school, who dedicates 100% of her time to the well-being of our pupils.  Mrs Petts works closely with both the staff at school and parents and carers at home to ensure that all pupils are safe and happy.  She works 1:1 with children in need and also establishes small support groups targeting specific problems any of our pupils may be facing.  She is a warm and friendly face who makes it her priority to listen to any child who needs her care and support and we are very lucky to have such a wonderful resource for the well-being and safety of our children.