Values and Ethos
Normanby Primary is a busy, vibrant school with a unique and challenging curriculum. We really do want all of our children to ‘Enjoy, Believe, Achieve’… enjoy learning, believe anything is possible and achieve the very best they can!
Our staff work extremely hard to make sure that there are opportunities for all our children to shine.
‘Reach for the Stars’
At Normanby Primary, it is our mission to help children ‘Reach for the Stars’ and we have high expectations for good behaviour. As a school, we considered what values and behaviours would help us to achieve more. We decided on four core values:
- Self-belief and determination
- Teamwork and kindness
- Achievement and success
- Respect and behaviour
Collectively, these values spell out STAR, and our staff work hard with the children to develop a deep understanding of each value and the associated behaviours so that they can achieve more. These STAR values are at the heart of everything we do at Normanby Primary School.
When a child demonstrates one or more of these values, they are recognised and awarded a class ‘Star’. Our ‘Stars’ are displayed proudly in each classroom and celebrated across school. Once all children in the class have earned their class star on the chart, the whole class receives a reward of their choice, funded by our wonderful PTFA.
End of Term Awards
Here at Normanby Primary, we place the utmost importance on celebrating children’s successes. At the end of each term, in addition to our class stars, we recognise and celebrate those children who consistently go above and beyond what is required, awarding them with our prestigious Silver and Gold Stars.
Parents and carers are invited into school to join us in celebrating this huge achievement in a special whole school assembly. During this assembly, these extraordinary pupils are presented a certificate and given a star badge to proudly wear on their uniform throughout their time at Normanby Primary.
The ‘STOP and Tell Hand’
At Normanby Primary School, we encourage pupils to use the ‘STOP and Tell Hand’ as a reminder of the five things that help them take control of the situation. We believe that trying to self-solve empowers the child and does not allow others to try to intimidate.
- Ignore – Do not respond to a rise.
- Walk Away – Remove yourself from a situation you don’t like.
- Talk Friendly – E.g. ‘Please don’t say that.’
- Talk Firmly – E.g. ‘I REALLY don’t like you doing that!’
- Tell an Adult – Tell an adult on duty if other steps have been exhausted.
Code of Conduct
At Normanby Primary, enabling our children to get the best out of their learning every day at school is key. The children have helped to create a code of conduct that is short and simple for all adults and children to follow and will act as a clear guide for school life. This is used to ensure high standards of behaviour, both inside and outside the classroom, and promote positive behaviour around school. We want our pupils to feel SAFE, to be RESPECTFUL of each other and to be READY to learn.
We aim to promote positive attitudes and encourage high standards of behaviour through these three school rules:
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Ready
|move around school in a safe manner follow instructions to keep safe use equipment safely stay safe online
|listen when others speak respect the ideas and beliefs of others be kind and helpful to others have good manners respect the property of our friends and the school
|be ready to learn arrive at school on time have our equipment ready show that we are listening actively engage in lessons try our best
Children who are not being SAFE, RESPECTFUL or READY will be reminded of our expectations.
We have also introduced ‘Reflection Sheets’ which link to these three rules. If unacceptable behaviour or incidents occur, children may be asked to complete a reflection sheet. This provides children with time to think carefully about their behaviour and actions and also gain the pupil’s point of view.