Behaviour For Learning
We have an ethos and environment which allows effective learning to take place.
Successive Ofsted inspections have described the behaviour of pupils at Heathlands as “exemplary” and “very good”. In order to maintain this high standard we recognise the importance of working in partnership” with parents and encouraging their full co-operation and support. We also recognise the importance of placing greater emphasis on positive reinforcement of good behaviour. This will be in the form or encouragement and praise in order to value, reinforce and reward good or improved behaviour, achievement and/or effort in school work.
Our Behaviour for Learning Framework has two strands. Firstly we teach the pupils the skills they need to become effective learners. They develop a respectful and positive attitude whilst also learning to work in teams, be self-motivated and independent.
Secondly pupils are supported to make good choice and become self-disciplined. They are encouraged to accept and recognise responsibility for their own actions and the consequences of their decisions.
We call this approach WOW – Working On Work.
Mrs Sarah Shields, Co-Head Teacher, and Miss Naomi Jarrett, Pastoral Care Lead, oversee all aspects of our pastoral care provision.