At Brinsworth Manor Infant School, we aim to foster a love of life and learning by providing a happy, caring environment where children feel valued, safe and show mutual respect. We would like children to see the school as a large family, where attitudes of caring, sharing and helping one another are actively encouraged.
Our staff have high expectations of every child and encourage them to be the best they can be. Children are nurtured and positive relationships formed so that children learn to become comfortable with themselves, each other, adults and the world around them.
In order to achieve these aims, it is important that the staff in school establish good relationships with the children in their care. We are the role models for children in school and it is important that children know that we care and that we are firm but fair, and that we are consistent in the way we deal with both good and unacceptable behaviour.
At all times, the emphasis will be on positive praise for good behaviour. Good examples of behaviour will be highlighted, whether in the classroom, assembly, playtime or any other time. Wherever possible, another member of staff will be made aware of the good behaviour, giving more credence and power to the praise.
It is important that young children know the rules about what is/is not acceptable behaviour. Consistency is important, so that what is unacceptable in one classroom is also unacceptable in any other. We involve the children in making rules, discussing with them why it is important to have rules. We aim to encourage a feeling of empathy in discussion with children, trying to put themselves in ‘someone else’s shoes’. Assemblies, PSHE sessions and class discussions are used to help children to develop a sense of right and wrong, and to develop a caring attitude towards others.
We aim to provide a happy environment where children feel safe and secure. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated and our aim is to prevent it whenever possible.
Please find our Anti-Bullying Policy below.