Teaching children to be kind to each other is fundamental to our school. Our school motto is: 'Be Kind, Be The Best You Can Be'.
We start each school year with a 'Be A Good Citizen Week' which involves being a good friend, looking after each other and looking after our environment. Be a good citizen in the class, in school, in Abergavenny, in Wales and in the world.
The second week of the year is always our 'Say No To Bullying Week'. We feel it is really important to start the year explaining our rules of kindness and what to do if things go wrong. We want all of our children to feel happy and safe in our school.
We follow a Restorative Approach in our school. Restorative approaches may include having a ‘restorative conversation’. These conversations may happen during the school day and staff will use restorative language and questions to allow children to understand the impact of their behaviours.
At Llantilio Pertholey Primary we understand that classrooms need to be calm, safe spaces in order for learning to thrive. The starting point for this is understanding our pupils as individuals really well and meeting their needs. Consistency in approach is very important and so we have developed a simple set of rules that the children can understand to avoid low level disruptions in school. We also have a whole-school approach for rewards and sanctions so that pupils understand exactly what is expected from them. These are on posters displayed throughout the school.
More serious behaviours, including children who regularly do not follow our rules, are dealt with through our Behaviour Policy. This may include working with parents and the child to create a Behaviour Plan. We believe that learning in school is not just about learning academics such as reading and writing. It is our duty to support all children to manage their behaviours and to deal with their frustrations. We take a Restorative Approach in our school and take time to talk through problems with children to discuss how children could manage their behaviour in future situations.
Our 'motto' is simple:
Be kind, be the best you can be.
All children were given a sticker to take home.
Say No To Bullying Week. Blwyddyn Tri learned an action poem this morning all about what bullying is. #lookingafterwalesandtheworld
Say no to bullying! Blwyddyn Pedwar have been discussing what we want our school to be like. We learnt a poem which reflected our views. @lookingafterourbodiesand minds
What really happened to Humpty Dumpty ? Today Blwyddyn Dau listened to the true story ! We do not like bullies and we want to help him !
Blwydden Chwech learned about different types of bullying for our anti-bullying week and designed their own poster. #lookingafterourbodiesandourminds
Say No To Bullying week. Blwyddyn Tri pledge to choose kindness over bullying every day! #lookingafterwalesandtheworld
This afternoon, Blwydden Chwech learned how to spot fake photos and had a go at editing photos themselves. #lookingafterourbodiesandourminds
Blywyddyn Dau choose kindness and say no to bullying . Looking at different acts of kindness to help Humpty Dumpty and deciding which ones were important! ‘Have you filled a bucket today ?’ #lookingafterWalesandtheworld
So No To Bullying! Blwyddyn Pedwar have been writing Acrostic poems about all the positive attributes we have as a class. #lookingafterourbodiesandourminds
Say No To Bullying! Blwyddyn Pedwar discussed positive actions and then using the strategy of diamond ranking, they sorted the cards, putting what they thought was the most important attributes first.
Blwydden Chwech worked in groups and sorted scenarios into 'rude', 'mean' or 'bully' and then acted out scenarios and discussed actions to take.
Say No To Bullying. Blwyddyn Pedwar discussed a range of scenarios that may be classed as bullying. #solvingproblemsandsharingideas
As part of our anti-bullying week, Blwyddyn Pump identified and discussed scenarios which were rude, mean and/or bullying.
As part of our anti-bullying week, Dosbarth Derbyn discussed why it is important to use kind words. We then wrote down all of our ideas and linked them together to highlight how many we could think of!
Blwyddyn Tri and Pedwar wrote Kennings Poems today to describe bullies. Here is just one of the many fabulous examples.
Blwyddyn Un having been working together and discussing friendly and unfriendly behaviour as part of our anti- bullying week. #bethebestyoucanbe
Blwyddyn Pump had a brilliant music session with Welsh singer-songwriter, Ragsy, yesterday. They began collaboratively composing a song about bullying.