We believe strongly in rewarding all children at Upton and this is absolutely crucial in our approach to positive behaviour for learning. We have developed a values reward system throughout key stages one and two. Children are awarded ‘value points’ for their efforts, achievements, behaviour and attitude, celebrating the six core values 'Achievement, Aspiration, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Belief & Happiness'. Weekly class winners who earn the most points are awarded the Star of the Week award and all points awarded contribute to a weekly winning team trophy (red, purple, blue, green & yellow team).
To encourage all children to engage in meaningful homework, we have linked the Homework Points system to the Value Points, therefore enabling children to earn Value Points from their hard work at home. We also now nominate a termly Progress Award winner from each class in recognition of their learning development. In addition to this we have put in place a termly Determination Award for those children that have overcome difficulties in life to achieve their best. Finally, we place immense importance on good attendance at school and we celebrate this with weekly class attendance winners and termly individual awards.
Our belief is that all children should be encouraged, praised and rewarded for doing the many things that are asked of them at school. Their love of learning and value of education is crucial to their future choices.
When children make the wrong choices in their behaviour and attitude, fair and clear sanctions will be given in line with our behaviour policy, alongside an opportunity to discuss and put right that which has gone wrong. This restorative approach teaches responsibility for their own actions, acceptance of mistakes that others make and allows children a chance to learn that there are consequences for all actions. Please help us to reinforce both positive rewards and to address any disappointing behaviour in your conversations at home.
'Pastoral care is excellent; staff are on the whole, extremely positive and supportive.The ethos of the school is being well promoted and I like and fully support the changes that the new Head Teacher is making. Communication has also improved'.
Parent survey feedback 2016