- Last Updated: Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:27
Our Ethos and Values
The Grange is an inclusive school where all pupils are treated equally. Staff are trained to enable them to support children with specific needs and steps are taken as when necessary to ensure equality of opportunities for all pupils. Like you, we have high aspirations for our pupils. Our aim is to promote in the children the right attitudes to one another, to all members of the wider community, towards their work and towards their environment.
We are a values based school. We have high expectations of our children both academically and socially. We are a lively, exciting and well-resourced school with a caring ethos. Staff and governors are committed to giving their best to benefit the children and their development.
We offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities to the children both during the working day and after school. In return we expect the children to work very hard and always give their best. The children at The Grange School are hard working, well behaved and polite and a delight to work with.
We believe the best form of discipline is self-discipline. Each member of the school community is expected to relate to others in a respectful, responsible, understanding and sympathetic manner. Each person has the right to feel valued, safe and secure. We seek to recognise and praise positive behaviour and achievement and will not tolerate behaviour which is threatening, harmful or disruptive to others or to our environment.
We use a Dojo system to recognise the positives and celebrate achievement. Each week, Dojo VIPs are nominated in each class.
In dealing with negative behaviour we have a system of verbal reprimands and formal warnings, sanctions are also applied, i.e. the missing of clubs, trips, playtime, lunchtimes etc. We inform parents at an early stage if a child is behaving badly or producing poor work or demonstrating a lack of effort. We work alongside parents to get a child back on track as quickly as possible.
At The Grange School, we work very much as a family. Every child is treated as an important individual and their needs are taken seriously. We are a very caring and supportive school community. Our pastoral care support begins with an induction programme for new children to help them settle quickly, make new friends and to reassure parents. We are most concerned when a child becomes upset, unhappy or stops smiling. We find that most problems can be settled quickly and with sensitivity at class teacher level. We will contact you if we are ever worried about your child and we trust you will contact us if you are ever concerned. The class teachers have the initial responsibility for pastoral care and in the first instance they will deal with questions about your child's welfare and progress. Our children's needs and concerns are important to us. Class teachers are always ready to help or the child can talk confidentially to any other member of staff should the need arise.