The school’s positive behaviour policy is designed to reinforce good behaviour. Emphasis is placed on praising good manners, kindness and consideration towards peers and elders, respect for the physical environment and appreciation of effort. We constantly foster a team spirit. At Drighlington Primary School we believe that good behaviour is essential to the effectiveness of the school as a learning organization. Every child is important to us, and we believe that all children are entitled to a safe, happy purposeful and orderly working environment. Parental support is a key factor to the success of our positive behaviour policy. At our school, everyone is expected to follow our 3 Rs and be:
- be Respectful
- be Resilient
- and Reach high
Praise and rewards are the motivating forces in creating self-discipline and most children respond well to this approach We promote good behaviour by providing consistent rewards. We praise children constantly, through verbal praise, stickers, certificates and sharing of good work and achievements. We use ClassDojo on a daily basis and the rewards given can be seen at any time by families, using our ClassDojo app. On a weekly basis, teachers select Superhero children who are praised and given Superhero wristbands. Teachers work with children to choose Friday Five children, who then select a small reward from a selection of gifts. Children sometimes spend time with our visiting therapy dog.