LOVE God    LOVE Neighbour    LOVE Self   (Matthew 22:36)

As a Church of England school, our school vision takes inspiration from and is deeply rooted in the Greatest Commandment:

“Love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself”.

Our school’s core values of love, friendship, compassion and respect sit at the heart of our school community and underpin every aspect of school life, including our whole school policy for promoting positive behaviour.

Love: “Do everything with love”. (Corinthians 16:14)

Friendship: “Encourage one another and build each other up”. (Thessalonians 5:11)

Compassion: “Be kind to one another”. (Ephesians 4:32)

Respect: “Treat others as you want to be treated”. (Luke 6:31)

We aim to develop happy, confident, loving and caring children who look after and value themselves, each other and their world. We want every child to feel valued and special and flourish with their unique God-given talents in all that they choose to do.

We seek to be positive role models to our children, guiding and teaching them through our ‘LOVE Promise’. We:

Look after each other and their school
Only ever do their best
Value everyone and remember their manners
Enjoy learning together

St Chad’s CofE Nursery and Infant school believes that in all aspects of school life, everybody has the right to feel safe, valued and respected at our school.

 We have an expectation that children are compassionate friends who are respectful, tolerant and kind towards others. We do not leave this to chance. Strong relationships between staff and children are vital. We believe that the most important aspect in children feeling valued, safe and secure is the sense of connection and trust with a member (or members) of staff.

To make it simpler for the children to understand what they can do and to help keep our school's LOVE Promise, we have devised our 'Golden Behaviour' policy. We have a whole school reward system that recognises and values 'golden' effort, attitude, achievement and behaviour. Through an online educational software programme called Class Dojo, children can earn 'dojos' for showing general positive behaviour e.g. good sitting; behaviour linked to our LOVE Promise e.g. being a good friend, tidying up and 'higher level' learning behaviours e.g. asking a good question. Children can also be entered into the school's Golden Book for excellent work or behaviour. Every Friday there is a Golden Book celebration assembly. At the end of every half-term, teachers nominate a St Chad's King and Queen from each class. Parents are invited to attend our 'crowning ceremony'. We also have special 'LOVE Awards' linked to the Christian values that we explore each half-term during collective worship. We also have a daily 'Lunchtime Love' table to award good behaviour observed in the dinner hall during lunchtimes.
A copy of our Behaviour Policy and Anti-Bullying Policy can be found here.
Our weekly Golden Book celebrations are posted on Class Dojo every Friday afternoon (at the end of the day). We encourage parents/carers to 'check-in' and celebrate this very special time as valuable members of our school family.