We take the following measures to positively reinforce good attendance amongst our pupils:
Praising and a system of rewards are more likely to change behaviour than blaming and punishment. Using a positive system of rewards will increase pupils' self-esteem and thus help them to achieve more.
At Thameside Primary we reward good behaviour, effort and attainment and encourage it to be repeated both immediately (through the use of Team Tokens and Team Points), and more formally through positive and good choices.
All pupils are allocated to a House Team, named after four 2012 British Olympians. The whole school team points system is celebrated weekly in achievement assemblies, which run every Monday. Weekly totals are collected from classes by School Council representatives every Friday.
Pupils have an opportunity to earn Golden Time on a Friday afternoon by following Thameside's Golden Rules and Co-Operative Values.
Based on our Co-operative values of Self Help, Self Responsibility and Democracy, our learner entitlements are for:
To ensure the rare occurance of poor choices or negative behaviours, Thameside Primary will use good routines to avoid and minimise poor behaviour through:
Co-operative Values Awards are given weekly for each class. Nominations are made on the previous Friday and are linked to behaviours exemplifying any one or more of the six core co-operative values:
our reward system
The pastoral team consists of a Learning Mentor, Attendance Officer, Behaviour Improvement Co-ordinator, School Social Worker, Family Support Worker, EAL Family Support Worker and a counsellor. The Pastoral team is lead by Mr R Davies, Deputy Headteacher.
The team work in collaboration with outside agencies, staff and parents alike in order to ensure our pupils are supported consistently throughout their time at Thameside.
We do not just focus on the pupils' education, but on each person as a whole.
Thameside Primary provides an afterschool care provision for students and families. Activities and hot meals are provided every day from 3:15pm - 6:00pm.
At Thameside, we celebrate and focus on positive behaviours and emphasise consequences, not punishment. By doing this we hope that children develop self discipline by taking responsibility for their own actions.
Consequences are fair, certain, consistent, known in advance and are logical and related to the unacceptable action.
Pastoral care at Thameside Primary School is central to our pupils' development. We believe that providing a framework of care and support for our pupils will assist them in their academic and social development throughout their school life.
behaviour, attendance, care and support.