Our behaviour policy, which is understood by all in our school community, promotes high expectations for behaviour. The purpose of this policy is to promote and develop social awareness, caring attitudes and children who are committed to their learning. The behaviour policy can be viewed here.
Our whole school question is ‘Who do I want to be?’ This is addressed through each year group’s implementation of the core Torriano values and competencies alongside the Rights Respecting focus. The ‘Values Bar Model’ is used in every classroom, and reinforces a positive behaviour structure to support children’s attitude to learning and self-regulation.
Children are asked to reflect on their actions and who they want to be. Each class has a values bar of qualities which exemplify the Torriano child. Children are encouraged to reflect on how these affect those around them. Torriano children know they are agents of change who can shape the world in which they live. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is a real and meaningful guide to action on a day-to-day basis.
The children in each class develop their own Class Charters which become a point of reference for the class and once signed by the teacher, assistants and pupils it signifies a joint undertaking which binds everyone together.
Our behaviour systems encourage children to manage their own behaviour. Class charters and playground charters support this, an example of which can be seen below.
The school has put in place effective support systems to aid children to overcome emotional or behavioural barriers to learning; including the support of a Pastoral Care Leader.