Firmly embedded across all elements of school life is a growth mind-set of forgiveness and reconciliation. We actively promote an understanding that we are all children of God on our own unique journey and we’re all ‘just learning’. Our pupils understand that, as humans, we all make mistakes and as long as we learn from those mistakes we should seek forgiveness. We encourage our children to create a ‘sorry’ card if they make a wrong choice, in a bid to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Most endearing is when children, completely unaided, create sorry cards and sorry letters when they’ve made a ‘wrong choice’. Forgiveness and honesty is fundamental to all our work in school: staff, children, parents and the whole community.
We work actively to nurture a community in which we all strive to do our best and learn from our mistakes, allowing us all to be the best that we can be. Our pupils demonstrate thoughtful behaviour, which creates a positive school ethos. The outstanding behaviour within school is a significant factor in the successful learning and achievement of our pupils. Pupils encourage others to conduct themselves well, and there are a wide range of positive role models who demonstrate expectations really well: playtime buddies, playtime mediators, play councillors, school councillors, family group leaders and our very carefully selected Head boy and Head girl who set an outstanding example to all. There are extremely low levels of exclusion and highly effective systems for integrating pupils at risk of exclusion. We are extremely proud of the successful reintegration of pupils with behavioural difficulties from other schools. We believe that every child, no matter what their history, deserves a second chance to follow the ‘right path’.