All-Through Behaviour & Attitudes (4-18)
At Roundhay, we have built a culture where high expectations and strong, positive relationships sit at the heart of everything we do. Our values of good manners and respect are taught explicitly and regularly celebrated through our carefully designed curriculum and personal development journey. Whilst we have a clear, consistently applied Positive Behaviour Policy, our overriding ambition is that Roundhay pupils show self-control, kindness, and positive attitudes to their learning because of who they are, rather than through fear of sanctions. Therefore, our 4Rs drive everything, as we want every member of our school community to be responsible, resilient, ready to learn and ultimately, ‘Recognisably Roundhay’.
We are incredibly proud of the safe, warm and welcoming school we have created together.
- The atmosphere within lessons and around school is friendly, calm, and purposeful.
- We celebrate success and reward our pupils for their many achievements.
- We value and nurture diversity; We celebrate our differences as well as the things we have in common.
- We live by our Kindness Charter: We will never ignore any form of bullying, harassment, aggression, or derogatory language.
We also believe it is important that pupils understand the consequences of their choices. Our Positive Behaviour Policy sets out clear sanctions that are applied consistently and understood by all. We support pupils to make positive choices, respond to patterns of behaviour, restore relationships and teach the behaviours we expect. For pupils who struggle, we have a strong and well-established pastoral team who effectively support our pupils to improve their behaviour, raise their self-esteem, and access the support they need either within school or through appropriate external agencies.
Behaviour & Attitudes at Primary
We are passionate about maintaining high standards of behaviour in school. When childrens’ behaviour is of a high standard, it tells us that they feel happy and safe, and that their needs are likely being met. For us, achieving this begins with relationships. We take time to get to know our children and develop a positive climate in which they can thrive. As part of this process, we consciously and regularly recognise positive behaviours in our children. We employ a caring and nurturing approach, using restorative conversations to develop children’s ability to empathise, reflect and develop their emotional literacy.