We pride ourselves on our motto ‘Being the Best We Can Be’ and underpinning this motto we have the 6 core values of determination, teamwork, honesty, passion, respect and self-belief.
The values, ethos and school motto mean that we work together with our children, governors, staff, visitors and families to ensure that all children in our school reach their full potential. We look forward to your support and cooperation in the future, to help us develop your child into a lifelong independent learner. Together we can support and nurture our children to be “the best they can be”.
Children are rewarded with certificates when they positively demonstrate core values within their learning, behaviour and attitude. These could be recognised within the classroom, the corridors, at break times, lunch times, visits – everything to do with school and at all times!
Children are awarded a gold star for every 3 certificates they have achieved. Following this they are given a special reward for achieving 9 certificates and are then awarded a further reward once they achieve a total of 18 certificates. Children wear gold stars on their uniform with pride.
We all look forward to Monday morning assembly when we come together to celebrate our achievements throughout the previous week. We celebrate successes and achievements from in and outside of school. We also hear about the achievements of the sports teams. Some children come and demonstrate their talents for us. Certificates and gold star awards are given out within Celebration Assembly. These celebrations are recorded on the weekly newsletter to share with families and friends.
Children are awarded team points for academic achievements, improved learning attitudes, good behaviour, being helpful, kind and respecting others. Team points are given by any member of staff including cleaners, caretaker, lunchtime supervisors, visitors and office staff. Children are grouped into colour groups. Each colour groups represent a team. There are four teams named after local castles: Auckland, Raby, Witton and Barnard. Team points are totalled and a winner is announced within the weekly celebration assembly.