All staff at Heasandford Primary School are keen to promote good behaviour in and around our school. Both staff and pupils work hard to create a positive and happy environment in which all pupils can learn and make good progress; where children feel valued and their efforts are recognised.
In school, the teachers are always pleased to recognise and reward good behaviour. Pupils receive lots of praise and can gain instant “merit points” for good behaviour. Each class also has a reward system, whereby children who behave well all week are given recognition, and they have a special session on Friday afternoons to enjoy some fun activities! They are also given certificates and badges from the Headteacher if their good behaviour is sustained over a long period.
Good behaviour at playtimes and lunchtimes is also recognised, and children may win a small gift for playing nicely with others, or for helping other children!
The children enjoy these systems and generally strive hard to behave well at school.
The school also offers a “buddy scheme”, where older children play with the younger children over lunch breaks etc., trying to ensure that the children are playing well together by organising playground games with them.
There is also a “Listening Adult” scheme in school, whereby children with a problem may go to any adult they feel most comfortable with to chat about any issue that may concern them, and to consider solutions.