Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare
At Portreath School we encourage our children to follow our rules for life. Our three golden rules are:
- Show good manners at all times.
- Follow instructions with thought and care.
- Care for (and respect) everyone and everything.
Courtesy, respect, good manners and consideration for others, together with self-discipline, are important aspects of a child’s education. We encourage our children to treat others as they would wish to be treated themselves. Staff expect our children to behave and encourage good behaviour in a consistent and positive way in order that our children develop a kindness and sensitivity to others, are keen to do their very best and are respectful and tolerant towards others. We encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and show how they can contribute positively to the local area and to the wider world.
An increased emphasis is given to the role that British values play in education. How well a school promotes such values is also part of the Ofsted school inspection process. Ofsted defines fundamental British values as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
At Portreath school British values are promoted in much of what we do: in assemblies a broad range of themes are covered including; being a good friend, Harvest and cultural celebrations.; in our Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) in which children are taught aspects of citizenship appropriate to age, ways in which they can stay healthy and how to make personal choices.
All staff encourage good behaviour in a consistent and positive way and children are encouraged to develop a kindness and sensitivity to others, are keen to do their very best and are respectful and tolerant towards others. We encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and show how they can contribute positively to the local area and to the wider world.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.