Working together to care for each other
The way in which we expect adults and children to care for each other is an important aspect of our school values and permeates our school organisation, curriculum and policies.
In addition to this practical structures are in place to teach these skills that lead to us becoming a school team that works together to care for each other.
When children start school they are given a Year 5 buddy who supports them at breaktimes and at lunchtimes with those practical aspects of the day that can be quite challenging when you are 4 years old.
Our Year 6 children are all trained mediators. This enables them to support children to sustain and develop friendships and also develops skills that are useful as they move onto secondary school.
Mr M’s Pot of Gold
Each year £50 is put in the pot and individuals or groups of children are invited to come up with an idea where they could use £50 to make a difference to the life of individuals, groups or our whole school.
Circle of Friends and Key to Friendship
Both these groups are previous winners of Mrs P’s Pot of Gold. Children organise crafts and board games for children to play at lunchtimes to support friends and to form friendships.
The caring aspect of school life is recognised through our ‘Catch ‘em Caring’ Awards and ‘Racing to Gold’ class courtesy award.
A ‘Glow Worm’ of the week is nominated by the children and thanked for bringing light into our lives in some way.