Rewards and Behaviour
At KMS we value learning and want all children to have the opportunity to achieve at school. We believe it is important that children are recognised when they achieve whether it is academically, in the sporting arena or socially. As a result we will be focusing on those pupils who bring out the best in themselves, their peers and the school.
Star of the Day
Each day a child will be chosen by their teacher to be the Star of the Day. Some examples of the types of behaviour that could be recognised include but will not be limited to: showing resilience, supporting their friends, showing respect for their peers and teachers or mastering new learning.
In every classroom there is a large poster of the keys to life-long learning. These are a collection of learning behaviours we teach, refer to and celebrate with children. If a child is spotted demonstrating one of these behaviours they will be given a small sticky noteby an adult in school. They write their name on the notes and stick it up with the specific key. Adults will openly celebrate and share this with the group/class.
At the end of each week one or two children from each class will receive an achievement certificate celebrating significant and sustained progress from the previous week. Again this may be awarded for academic progress, effort, respect, or achievements socially or in sport.
At the end of each half term, two children from each class will be recognised by the Executive Head Teacher Mrs Dakin for sustained and significant progress academically, socially or in the sporting arena.
On a Friday afternoon, a child is selected from each class for a wonderful reason to join the Headteacher or Deputy Head for a special afternoon tea. The children meet together to receive their certificate and find out why they were chosen. It is a lovely special time we get with spend with these amazing young people and say thank you to them for being wonderful. These children and their reasons are celebrated in our weekly newsletter.
In order to support children to bring out the best we have also reviewed our behaviour policy and created a new behaviour ladder. Child who make the right choices remain at the top of the ladder. Children who make the wrong choices move down the ladder according to what has happened. There are 3 stages; B1, B2 and B3. Parents are informed if children reach B2 and B3 level and discussions had on how we can work together to prevent this behaviour from repeating. The focus will always be to support your child to make a change in their behaviour or to help us review the provision they are given so that they can be successful in class and around the school.