Behaviour Curriculum at St Nicholas Primary School
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Good behaviour not only opens doors to knowledge but also paves the way for profound learning and personal growth. By embracing kindness, discipline, and respect, we create an environment where curiosity flourishes, minds expand, and the joy of discovery becomes an integral part of our educational journey." - Malala Yousafzai
At St Nicholas CE Primary School we are committed to laying firm foundations for our students' holistic development. We believe that instilling core values is crucial in shaping their character and preparing them for a successful future. Our behaviour curriculum aligns with this vision, focusing on the development of skills, attitudes, and behaviours rooted in Respect, Honesty, Courage, and Kindness.
Respect: We foster an environment where respect is at the heart of all interactions. Children learn to respect themselves, others, and their surroundings, embracing diversity, practising active listening, and treating everyone with dignity and fairness.
Honesty: We value honesty as a foundational principle of personal and academic integrity. Children are encouraged to be truthful in their words and actions, taking responsibility for their mistakes, and cultivating a culture of trust and authenticity.
Courage: We nurture courage in our children, empowering them to face challenges and overcome obstacles. They learn to embrace new experiences, take risks, and develop resilience in the pursuit of their goals, thereby fostering personal growth and development.
Kindness: We emphasise the importance of kindness and empathy in building positive relationships and fostering a supportive community. Children are encouraged to show compassion, understanding, and care for others, promoting a culture of inclusivity and appreciation.
Positive Behaviour Expectations:
Clear Expectations: We establish clear behaviour expectations that reflect our core values and are consistently reinforced throughout the school. These expectations are communicated effectively to children, parents, and staff, creating a shared understanding of the standards we uphold. Our Key Code is visible in classrooms and around school. Staff carry a copy of the Key Code
Positive Reinforcement: We celebrate and reinforce positive behaviour through various means, such as verbal recognition, appreciation, and rewards. By acknowledging and appreciating childrens' efforts in embodying our core values, we motivate and encourage them to continue making positive choices.
Modelling: Our staff serve as positive role models, exemplifying respect, honesty, courage, and kindness in their interactions with students and each other. Through their actions and words, they inspire children to embody these values and contribute to a positive school climate.
Restorative Practices: In instances of conflicts or incidents, we employ restorative practices to resolve issues and restore relationships. These practices encourage open dialogue, empathy, and understanding, helping students develop conflict resolution skills and learn from their experiences.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing :
Emotional Awareness: We prioritise the development of emotional intelligence, enabling children to recognise, understand, and manage their emotions effectively. These skills help them cultivate empathy, self-regulation, and positive communication skills.
Relationship Building: We provide opportunities for children to build positive and meaningful relationships with their peers, teachers, and the wider community. Cooperative learning, collaborative projects, and community engagement activities promote teamwork, effective communication, and mutual support.
Conflict Resolution: Children learn constructive conflict resolution strategies, including active listening, perspective-taking, and compromise. By fostering an environment where differences are respected, they develop the skills to resolve conflicts peacefully while preserving relationships.
Self-Reflection: We encourage regular self-reflection as a means of personal growth and development. Children are guided to recognise their strengths, areas for improvement, and set goals aligned with our core values. This reflective practice empowers them to take ownership of their behaviour and learning journey.
Parental and Community Involvement:
Collaboration with Parents: We recognise the crucial role of parents in supporting their children's behavioural development. We foster strong partnerships by providing regular communication, sharing progress updates, and inviting parental input. Collaborative efforts between home and school create a unified approach to reinforce our core values and promote consistent high behavioural expectations.
Community Engagement: We actively involve the wider community in our behaviour curriculum, recognising that positive behaviour extends beyond the school walls. By collaborating with community organisations, professionals, and role models, we provide students with diverse perspectives, inspiring them to be respectful, honest, courageous, and kind citizens.
By integrating our core values of Respect, Honesty, Courage, and Kindness into our behaviour curriculum, we aim to lay firm foundations for our children's character development. Through the collective efforts of our school, parents, and the community, we strive to nurture responsible, compassionate, and resilient individuals who contribute positively to society and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
Our Behaviour Curriculum is supported by our Behaviour Policy which can be found under policies.
Our Key Code