At Victoria Park, we believe that good discipline is to the advantage of pupils, parents, teachers and the local community.
It is only within a pleasant, disciplined atmosphere that we can facilitate the effective delivery of the curriculum and children will be able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.
Discipline is viewed as the collective responsibility of staff, parents and pupils.
Pupils Code of Conduct
Pupils are expected to: -
All our school roles are based on your child's right to learn in a
safe environment and on the teacher's freedom to teach.
As always, we will work in close partnership with
you to ensure a high standard of discipline.
The Home-School Partnership
All children need a positive and supportive relationship between home and school to enhance their attitude, behaviour and motivation. In order to achieve this, parents need to be informed and involved.
Your child has only one school career, and for this to be the best that can be achieved,
the home-School partnership must be seen as a real and lively relationship promoting
highest expectations between school, parents and pupils.
Positive Behaviour & Rewards
Various reward systems run in Victoria Park. These include pupil of the week awards (presented in Assembly), class award schemes and in-class reward programmes and in KS1 the red & green card reward system.
Rewarding and encouraging good behaviour avoids the need for sanctions and can be more effective than criticism and punishment.
At times it becomes necessary to apply sanctions. These can usually be a minor penalty, repeating work, lunchtime detention or loss of in-class privileges. More serious behaviour can lead to parent consultation, non-attendance on school trips, weekly/daily report or after school detention. Parents will always be given 24 hours notice before a child may be kept in school.
These sanctions are not imposed lightly and in accordance with the school's discipline and pastoral care policies we appreciate your support and reinforcement of these when necessary.
I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there
The clay they used was a young child's mind,
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher, the tools she used
Were books and music and art;
One was a parent with a guiding hand
And a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled
With touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent laboured by her side
And polished and smoothed o'er.
And when at last their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought;
For the things that had moulded into a child
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If they had worked alone,
For behind the school stood the parent,
And behind the teacher, the home