We believe that all of our children have the right to enjoy all aspects of school life. They have the right to learn, to be respected and to be safe.
We believe these rights infuse all aspects of school life, from assemblies, to lessons and school trips. We listen to our pupil voice, through the school council and monitors, through surveys and questionnaires and through one to one conversations. We use this information to enhance the provision and ensure we are meeting the needs of our students.
Moreover, we regularly speak with our parents and the wider community for their views through evening events, daily conversation and questionnaires. Our Governing Body is keen to explore how we can serve our community even better.
At Arlecdon we encourage our pupils to recognise their roles in school, in keeping it a safe, welcoming and happy place to learn. All pupils are expected to look after each other as part of our school family and bullying is not tolerated in any form.
Many of our pupils have enhanced roles in school in this regard, this includes the school council, play leaders and safety monitors.
Our rules and responsibilities feed into our school rules. These are simple and can be used in all circumstances. Pupils who are thinking about themselves and others within a school community, should be obeying our rules.
We expect all pupils to obey the school rules, we don't therefore reward typical behaviour. Good manners would expect pupils to recieve a'thank you' or similar for such actions.
Younger pupils or those who struggle with their emotions and behaviour might be rewarded through a smiling face on a behaviour chart or using stickers, if that is required.
For exceptional behaviour or work, pupils are rearded with 'Golden Tickets'. They show these to the Head Teacher and are photographed as a record of their good work. They can also exchange them for prizes. Those recieving the most golden tickets are rewarded with a special event at the end of the year.
Our Curriculum documents provide an overview of our values and culture. This includes how we teach the British Values of Mutual Respect, Democracy, The Rule of Law, Tolerance and Individual Liberty.
Every month our pupils explore a particular personal value as part of school assemblies. These values were chosen by staff, parents and the children themsleves from a long list.
In 2016-17, our value themes are: