DKH is a happy school, with staff and children who take pride in looking after each other and playing well together. One reason for this, we think, is because everybody at the school has for many years obeyed one main Golden Rule, which is always to treat others the way you’d like to be treated yourself.
Dog Kennel Hill whole school behaviour policy
The school community is based on mutual respect and the active involvement of everybody in our school. The partnership between parents/carers and the school is crucial to the success of positive behaviour. Any rules we have are based on common sense and safety, the minimum needed for the running of a large community.
We aim to enable our children to:
- Feel safe and cared for in all areas of the school environment.
- Develop the social, personal and emotional skills to help them to be positive and happy members of society.
- Learn tolerance and respect for themselves and others.
- Enjoy and love learning.
- Be independent thinkers, able to make informed decisions.
We believe our children deserve to experience a consistent response to behaviour management from all our staff as they move through the school, and to learn from the example set by adults. We aim to develop nurturing and supportive relationships with the children to create an open, honest environment in which issues can be discussed in a helpful and restorative way.
In addition, the school council has consulted with staff and children to develop a set of Playground Rules, to help everyone get along together at playtimes (April 2010).
Download the full Behaviour Policy FINAL for the school (2013).