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:
At St Chad's, we believe that discipline comes from a whole school effort with the whole school team working as one. Every child has the right to learn and every teacher has the right to teach. We take a positive approach to reinforcing good behaviour by genuinely praising and 'catching children doing good'. Praise is effectively and positively used to good effect and is embedded into the culture within St Chad's.
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 disco and 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.