Values and ethos

At Discovery we want to ensure that we encourage positive behaviour at all times. In order to do this we use four simple philosophies.  These are known as the “fish philosophies”  They were created in a fish market in America where an amazing, positive atmosphere had been created by people always showing the four actions mentioned below.  

The “fish philosophies” support one of our main school aims. This is to create an environment in school where well rounded children prosper, and any child/ren who struggle with any aspect of life are encouraged by peers and adults to overcome that difficulty and succeed. Although sanctions are in place for negative behaviour, it is the positive behaviour which we take note of and ensure is always recognised.

We encourage children to show the 4 fish philosophies each day, these are: 

  • Make some ones day - This can be kind words or actions, or doing something to make someone feel good. 
  • Be Present - When in school making sure that you always give your full attention.
  • Choose the right attitude - It is expected that children always demonstrate the right attitude in all situations.
  • Have fun - This is important to us and we want children to have fun in their learning and free time.  

Rewards

In each class there is a ‘Good to be Green’ chart.  At Discovery we want to ensure that positive behaviour is always recognised. We do this is a number of ways:

  • All children who have remained green on their chart our rewarded with 20 minutes golden time each week.
  • If a child has shown one of the Fish Philosophies they may be nominated for a Fish Philosophy certificate.
  • Each week a child from each class will be awarded ‘Pupil of the week.’
  • Children are awarded house points to gain a bronze, silver or gold certificate.
  • Most importantly we will always let your children know how proud we are of their good efforts and positive behaviours.

Sanctions

In KS2 if children display negative behaviour after a warning they will receive a yellow card. If this continues they will receive a red card.
Red Card = 10 minutes off golden time (it cannot be earned back) Next Lunch or break time will be missed too.
Yellow card = 2 minutes off golden time. It can be earned back)
In KS1 if children display negative behaviour after a warning they will receive a yellow card. If this continues they will receive a second yellow card. Persistent or extreme behaviour could result in a red card. KS1 Red Card = 5 minutes off golden time (it cannot be earned back). Yellow card = 2 minutes off golden time (it can be earned back)

Home School link

We recognise the importance that good home-school links have in ensuring our school has a positive environment. An environment of which we can all be proud, full of children that leave having had a host of positive experiences ready to become model citizens of the future. 

Below are the ways in which we can ensure these links remain strong.

  • Messages from either home or school can be written in the child’s home school book
  • At the end of the day teachers are available to have discussions or make an appointment to have discussions with any concerns you may have
  • You can leave a message at the office and your child’s teachers will respond when it is possible to do so.