Behaviour and attitudes
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Our school 'Prayers for Life' underpin our entire behaviour system and how we treat one another in school. They are based on the teachings of Jesus and we follow them to try our best to be all that God wants us to be. The Prayers for Life help to keep us happy and safe, caring about each other and taking responsibility for our own actions.
Help me to always say thank you.
Help me to forgive.
Help me to care for others.
Help me never to give up.
Help me to be generous.
Help me to share what I have.
Please read our Behaviour Policy and Behaviour Flow Chart for further information
"St Antony’s is a respectful and reflective community where the inherent dignity of each person is celebrated. The caring ethos and the development of pupils’ personal qualities are of paramount importance to the staff and governors. The children say that they feel their behaviour is managed fairly and that they have the confidence to step in and try to help one another if they feel that things are going wrong for other children in the playground. Children’s behaviour is also managed effectively by them being withdrawn for a short time and to consider, reflectively, on their behaviour and how to improve it. They are also invited to think about their ‘Prayers For Life’."
Salford Diocese Inspection Report, February 2017.
Good to be Green
All of our children begin the day on 'green.' If they are not following our Prayers for Life after repeated warnings, they receive a yellow card. If the behaviour continues they will then have a red card (our behaviour flow chart indicates which behaviours children have decided are yellow or red.)
If a child earns a red card they stay in at lunchtime to reflect on their behaviour, they will complete a 'think sheet' with a sorry prayer during this period of reflection and reconciliation.
For children who remain on 'green' every day over the course of a half-term, there is a thank you trip or treat to thank them for making our school a better place for all of us to be. The free trips out have included Blackburn Youthzone and Withy Grove Park with up to 170 children at a time. Within school, children have enjoyed discos, bouncy castles, arts and crafts, films with popcorn and much more.
Sanctions and Rewards
Children can earn 'dojos' in class and around school for following our Prayers for Life.
Parents have the ClassDojo app on their phones and will receive a message letting them know when their child has earned or lost 'dojos.'
This means we are constantly working together as parents and staff to help our children make great choices and receive the recognition they deserve for doing so.
Children can use the 'dojos' they have earned as currency to trade for rewards of their choosing - organised by our Pupil Council.