At Heath Primary School we expect all of our children to be kind, respectful and polite to each other and members of the school community. We encourage children to work hard and try their best in all aspects of school life and have several initiatives which we use to celebrate their successes.
All of our classroom teaching is rooted in mutual respect and positive praise: children are recognised for their efforts as well as their achievements. If a child is noticed doing something well, they may have their name written on a recognition board in their classroom, be given dojo points, be awarded a weekly certificate or be nominated for hot chocolate with the Head Teacher.
For the children who always go over and above, follow all of the school rules and embody our school values, we have a further reward: Superstar status. Children are nominated to be superstars each term and once their status is granted, they are invited along to a special celebratory breakfast with their parents/ carers and are able to access a range of lunchtime clubs as an additional reward. Each year, the children have the opportunity to gain the band for their new year group and there will be an extra special reward for those children who have collected the band for every year group throughout their school careers.
We are aware that sometimes things can go wrong and conflicts happen. As a school we are beginning to introduce restorative practices into our daily routines in order to empower children to understand their emotions so that they can empathise with others, resolve their own conflicts and take responsibility for their own actions.