Parent Handbook – B
We have very high expectations of children’s behaviour at Grange Farm. We support children in making good behaviour choices that help to make everybody safe and happy so that they can each make the most of their learning potential. We aspire to children making great choices without needing to be told – doing the right thing even when no-one is looking.
We help to define our expectations using our Golden Rules. These are:
- Use kind hands, feet and words to everyone
- Be honest
- Look after our equipment, school and grounds
- Listen carefully and follow instructions
- Work hard and help others to work hard too
These are on display throughout school and we often refer to them.
When children make good behaviour choices, we recognise this using our whole school behaviour reward systems which are based on Class Dojo (see separate entry with this Parent Info Section).
If children’s behaviour makes others feel unsafe or unhappy, we have a system of consequences which have the purpose of reducing the risk of reoccurrence and also to ensure that other pupils see that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.
For more information on our approach to behaviour, please see our Behaviour Policy.
Children are welcome to come to school on bicycles and scooters. These can be stored in the bike shed on the school site. This is within an area that is normally within our locked boundary but we do encourage children to securely lock up their bikes and scooters as the area is open at the beginning and end of the school day.
We are also ask parents to be mindful of their children’s and others’ safety when they are on bikes and scooters near the school site and travelling to and from school. Appropriate safety equipment should be worn and children should be appropriately supervised or have had training to ensure they are safe.
Children get given a free book bag when they start Reception with us. They then use this to carry letters, books and homework forwards and backwards between home and school.
We strongly encourage children to continue using a book bag throughout school (rather than swapping for a larger backpack) because they are big enough to hold everything they need on most school days and are easy for us to store.
If you need a new book bag for any reason, they can be purchased through the school office.
Aside from Fun for Kids (an external company who run wrap-around care at school from 8am to 6pm – see separate entry in Parent Info), the school also operates its own Breakfast Club.
For this club, children are dropped off at the main entrance at 8:35am and receive a breakfast before being delivered to their classrooms in time for the start of the school day.
If you would like to book a place at this Breakfast Club, please ask at the school office. Costs apply but we do not operate this club at a profit and our aim is always to minimise prices as much as possible.