Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated safeguarding leads Mrs Jill Turner, Miss Carla Pilgrim, Ms Janine Harries, Miss Rebecca Smith
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here:
Trust > Policies, Accounts & Formal Documents > Policies
We have a duty under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to have in place a behaviour policy that is consistent throughout the school. At Heathlands Primary Academy and Preschool we believe that we promote good behaviour by creating a happy, caring school environment where everyone feels valued, respected, secure and free from all forms of anti-social behaviour. We encourage pupils to achieve in a learning environment where self-discipline is promoted and good behaviour is the norm. We believe pupils will achieve their full potential in a happy, stimulating and ordered school environment.
Rewards and Incentives
Every Friday the school holds a Celebration Assembly. Certificates are awarded to one child in each class who has followed our school values of Respect, Excellence and Integrity. The child selected also attends afternoon tea with a member of SLT. Parents/carers are invited to attend our assembly and celebrate with their children. Children's first names are celebrated in our newsletter with their parents permission.
One child from each class will be invited to Afternoon Tea on a Friday afternoon with SLT. Their name will be displayed on the TV screens as you come into school and in the newsletter to celebrate their achievement.
Proud cards can be given to any child by any member of staff, they are given for a wide variety of reasons linked to our values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect.
These are generally given by the class teacher for good work and behaviour (linked to our values) but can be given by other members of staff. If parents have signed up to Class Dojo then they are immediately notified by an app on their phone so that they can celebrate with their child too. It's also a great way for staff to share successes in school with home.