Care, Respect and a Commitment to High Standards

St George's CofE School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

Above all, our aim is to make St. George's School a happy place, where your child will want to be, where their personal strengths and weaknesses will be recognised and their work will be tailored to reflect their individual needs.

 

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Safeguarding your Children

At St. George’s we believe that all children have a right to learn, feel safe, happy and respected.  A fundamental part of a child’s education is learning to be part of the society in which we live.  Through our behaviour policy we aim to encourage behaviour which allows others to learn and the school society to flourish.
 


Behaviour sanctions and rewards

Our focus on strong teaching and learning is underpinned by learning behaviours which create a respectful and positive atmosphere throughout the school, maximising the potential for learning.
 
In the St. George’s community, pupils are given the opportunity to reflect on their actions and given the chance to put things right through behaviour coaching.  Despite a restorative ethos, school leaders may in some instances still apply relevant sanctions, e.g. loss of privileges/time away from other learners.  Our processes focus on individuals needs to take responsibility for finding a constructive way forward for all concerned.
 
Pupils who demonstrate effective, consistent learning behaviours will be acknowledged by way of our many reward systems including Class Dojo, golden time, celebration assemblies, certificates, stickers, postcards home etc.  Rewards will not be given unless pupils know what specific behaviour they have been rewarded for.  We also encourage parents to engage in dialogue with their children about how they have earned their reward.

Click here to be directed to our policies page where you will find our behaviour policy.
 

Pastoral Care

Our school has a strong pastoral ethos which is deeply embedded within all areas. All staff are made aware of each child's or families needs. We have staff at this school who have taken their training further and now hold a position in which they are able to identify and work with children who are displaying signs of unsettled behaviour. We strive to remove barriers to learning for all children. 


PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

PSHE is the foundation of learning in our school. It underpins the teaching of all subjects and is an integral part of the whole curriculum.
 
Learning about PSHE and Citizenship enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.  We educate the children to develop responsible attitudes and awareness of their personal safety so that they can grow into happy healthy adults. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They also learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
 
PSHE is taught in a variety of ways at St.George’s through:

  • Explicit PSHE lessons
  • RE
  • Circle times (addressing specific issues as and when they arise),
  • In other curriculum areas, and at playtimes and lunchtimes, where children are encouraged to work in groups and take turns.
  • Worship
  • Counselling /pastoral
  • Staff 1:1

Children in years 5 and 6 continue to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction. Sex education is not taught as a separate subject, rather it is integrated into the work in Science, PSHE, RE and PE. 

Topics include:

  • hygiene
  • keeping safe
  • exercise
  • feelings
  • puberty 

Parents are notified in advance of sensitive units; they are invited to discuss the material to be used and given the opportunity to ask questions before the subject is approached with children.
 
Parents wishing to withdraw their child from all or part of sex education units may do so, except from that required as part of the National Curriculum.
 
This is all taught under the mission statement of St.George’s C of E. As a church school, Christian values are central to the ethos of the school and its teaching.

Promoting British Values

St. George’s C of E Primary and Nursery School is committed to serving its community.  We recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever changing nature of the United Kingdom.  We also understand the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.  We are dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that we promote and reinforce British Values to all of our students.

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through PSHE and e-safety.

Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views in a safe, happy environment.  Respect is a strong part of St. George’s School and is part of its Mission Statement and Values.  Students learn that their behaviours has an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community must treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through the teaching and learning environments.

St. Georges School strives endlessly to ensure that all students leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and a successful contribution to our society.
 

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