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Bayards Hill Primary School

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Ethos & Values

The school is committed to ensuring that all pupils have access to an enriched and safe school environment and curriculum that provides them with the opportunities and sense of security to meet and develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural needs.

The school has five key values which are embedded into the school curriculum, rewards, assemblies and enrichment activities. These values build on the development of British Values, including:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

Each school term focuses on a different value. Our school values are;

Bayards Hill Core Values

1.            We all have different skills to offer - Know Yourself

2.            We all respect each other - Understand Others

3.            We are all a team - Work Together

4.            We can all achieve - Aim High

5.            We are all global citizens - Think Big

Alongside these values, the student council have developed three clear rules that underpin all expectations of pupils.

Bayards Hill Rules

1.            We arrive on time, ready to learn.

2.            We try our best, when things are hard, we work together.

3.            We respect each other, our equipment and our environment.

These rules are key to our school ethos of inclusion, respect and ambition.

School Colleges

The school has four colleges, Morpurgo, Wilson, Blackman and Rosen, named after leading 21st century authors.

Each child within the school is assigned a college; these are used for sporting and academic competitions, with each college competing to win the end of term trophy. The school ensures that there are mixtures of awards, allowing learners of all ages to have a chance to shine.

Praise and recognition of achievements is very important to all of our teachers. Details of how these rewards are integral to our behaviour expectations can be found in our behaviour policy.

Bayards Hill Primary School Smiley System

We recognise that pupils deserve praise for good citizenship, producing work to a high standard and for persistent effort. When a member of staff notices a pupil modelling our core values, a ‘smiley’ sticker will be awarded.

Smileys are collected on each pupil’s individual chart. The target for each pupil is to have gained 50 smileys per term. At the end of each term, those pupils who have filled their chart will be entered into the Fabulous 50 club, this guarantees their place in the end of term reward.

At the end of each term after the Fabulous 50 day, all charts are to be taken home, even if they are not completed. They are still a sign of how hard pupils have worked, and parents and children should be proud of all the smileys earned. All pupils start a fresh chart each term.

Smileys cards come in four colours, pupil’s cards will match the colour of their College. At the end of each term, the smileys will be counted for each college. The college that has the most collective smileys will be allowed a non-school uniform day as a reward for all their hard work.

Smileys are only awarded in singular. Each smiley on its own is special.

Examples of how you can earn smileys.

1.            Being an exemplary role model of the school rules.

2.            Being an exemplary role model of the school values.

3.            Good citizenship – picking up rubbish, helping others, holding doors open, remembering to say please and thank you.

4.            Persevering with challenging work.

5.            Producing work to a very high standard.