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Behaviour

Our school rules are discussed and agreed with all staff and pupils annually.

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Our School Rules
  • We are kind - we don't hurt other people's feelings
  • We are honest - we don't cover up the truth
  • We listen carefully - we don't interrupt
  • We are gentle - we don't hurt others
  • We work hard - we don't waste our own or other people's time
  • We look after property - we don't damage things
Our Code of Conduct
  • Pupils should behave in such a manner that they cause no harm or damage to property nor harm the reputation of the school.
  • All pupils should be smart in appearance and appropriately dressed for all school activities.
  • Pupils should listen carefully to teachers, and speak to them and to others politely and with respect.
  • Pupils should work quietly and sensibly in class, not distract or annoy others, and show courtesy and consideration at all times.
  • No bullying of any kind will be tolerated.
  • Pupils should move calmly and quietly about the school.
  • Pupils should take care of the school buildings and surroundings.
  • Pupils must not leave the premises during the school day without permission.
About our Behaviour Policy

At Petersfield we are very proud of our pupil's behaviour and their embodiment of our Christian ethos.

We seek to encourage pupils, staff and visitors to develop a caring and responsible attitude and to recognise the consequences of their own actions and decisions. We encourage pupils to develop Christian values, placing a strong emphasis on learning the difference between right and wrong.

Good behaviour is encouraged through positive relationships, understanding children's needs, good teaching and an engaging curriculum. We use various additional strategies where appropriate.

Our aim is to establish clear objectives and strategies that promote the positive ethos of the school and encourage the right conditions for teaching and learning, enabling all children to succeed in a happy and safe environment.

Effective behaviour management can only be achieved by a collective and consistent approach by all members of staff, who must embody the school values themselves, modelling their implementation to the pupils. It is they who determine the environment in which good staff and pupil relationships can develop. Staff will show empathy and differentiate their approach to children according to their needs.

We want children to be thoughtful, respectful and kind for its own sake, not for a reward. However, we do recognise and encourage special effort, success and kindness in a variety of ways. Restorative approaches are our main strategy for dealing with negative behaviour, helping children to understand the consequences of their behaviour and its impact on others. Protective and Educational Consequences are used to help modify behaviour and to keep the school safe.

In response to a whole school focus on behaviour including training for all staff in the County 'Steps' approach, our Promoting, Celebrating and Managing Behaviour, Discipline and Conduct at Petersfield Policy has been drafted to include our:

  • Behaviour policy
  • Visitor Behaviour Policy
  • Anti bullying policy
  • Anti racism policy
  • Physical restraint policy

High priority is given to clear communication within the school and to positive partnerships with parents. Our expectations are made clear in our Home School Agreement and in all contact with parents. Where the behaviour of a child is giving cause for concern it is important that all those working with the child are aware of those concerns and of the steps which are being taken in response. The class teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining contact with parents of children whose behaviour is a cause for concern, with the involvement of the Senior Leadership Team where appropriate.

The behaviour policy outlines the clear staged approach to classroom behaviour management and identifies how we recognise achievement.

There are 3 Houses at Petersfield Primary School: blue, yellow and green. When children start school, they are allocated a House team. Pupils are awarded 'Team Points' for good behaviour and excellent learning. Each reward in a book (e.g. sticker or 'TP') earns a team point. Adults may also give team points for excellence around the school.

Our focus on the 'Growth Mindset' and the 'Learning Pit' encourages pupils to persist with determination when a maths problem or science experiment poses a tricky conundrum to solve.

Our Visitor Behaviour Policy aims to ensure, as far as we reasonably can, the safety of our pupils, staff and visitors (including parents) that have contact with the public. It is important that anyone on the school site is treated fairly, without experiencing unreasonable behaviour or discrimination.

Whilst incidents of bullying are rare, our Anti-bullying policy sets out our aims to develop a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as unacceptable and how we deal effectively with any incidents which do occur.

Again, whilst incidents of prejudice, including racism are very rare at Petersfield, racism is not tolerated in our school under any circumstances. We aim to provide a curriculum which emphasises the positive aspects of all cultures, to make our school a safe and welcoming place for all its members and to provide an environment in which racist assumptions, attitudes and behaviour are continually challenged.

The vast majority of children and young people demonstrate behaviour that is perceived as both appropriate and good. However, there are a minority of children who exhibit challenging behaviour. Our physical restraint policy sets out our expectation that Petersfield is committed to ensuring that all our staff and adults with responsibility for pupil's safety and welfare will deal professionally with all behavioural incidents and only use physical intervention as a last resort in line with DCSF and Cambridgeshire County Council's guidance.

View Our Behaviour Policy and Leaflet

Latest News

2nd Dec - Tonight FGB met virtual to review the work of the school. One action was to agree the 2022-23 term dates which will be uploaded to the website soon.

2nd Dec - This afternoon we welcomed Mrs Coulson, our Diocese EDRA, into school virtually. It was lovely to share our curriculum learning with her and to talk about how our reflective areas have continued to be well used despite necessary modification over the last year.

2nd Dec - What a showcase of your curriculum learning your assembly was Yew Class! Well done! You indeed have the power in you! Thank you to all the parents who joined us.

1st Dec - Today, we explored our next 'Walk through the Bible' story.

1st Dec - Breathe in! Well done everyone, flu vaccinations were administered by the wonderful visiting health team at Petersfield today.

30th Nov - Thank you to Rev. Felicity for leading our virtual Christingle service. This is always a moment of awe and wonder. Rev Felicity lit her advent wreath. Ours is in Ash class this year so our youngest pupils can see it in person.

30th Nov - Today we were delighted to welcome the English Advisor into school to review the fantastic writing in KS1. Whilst she only met with Miss Way and Mrs Penrose to review the books due to Covid, we were able to celebrate the quality of the writing and plan for future teaching and learning.

26th Nov - INSET day. School is closed on Friday 26th November to all pupils, parents and visitors for staff training.

25th Nov - In today's Celebration Collective Worship, pupils and staff who have shown generosity were recognised. Children were tasked with being generous with their time over the INSET long weekend.

24th Nov - Wow Ash class! Your biscuit making looked so fun. What superb biscuits you made.

24th Nov - We enjoyed showcasing year 5 and 6 writing as we worked with the English advisor yesterday.

19th Nov - Thank you for everyone's generosity in donating to Children in Need on Own Clothes day.

19th Nov - Today we virtually shared the Road Safety learning which had taken place in each class this week. The posters to remind us all how to keep safe, especially when it is dark, are to be posted around the school.

19th Nov - Well done to year 3 and 4 for their Bikeability participation today.

18th Nov - 'Brilliant' and 'Fantastic' were just two of the words used in feedback to describe the fantastic Rowan Class Assembly today. Well done done Rowan Class!

17th Nov - Well done to our top 3 finishers, all our runners for taking part and to our fantastic pupils who cheered on their team mates and other schools at the Cross County.

12th Nov - This morning pupils and staff were full of smiles as they headed off to their first school visit - West Stow - in a long time.

11th Nov - Whilst Governor meetings, continue to be virtual, governors continue to dedicate their time to ensuring the strategic vision of the school. The focus for this evening's meeting included the recent behaviour training and the School Development Plan area of writing.

11th Nov - We continue to offer socially distanced, bespoke, external tours of the school for our September 2022 EYFS pupils. Today it was lovely to meet more preschool pupils. If your child is due to start school and you would like to book, please do contact the school office.

11th Nov - After following the standard bearer to the village gathering, Yew class joined the local community to mark the 11th November. In school, we also observed the silence and children brought in photos of family members in the forces to share.

11th Nov - Today, our Local Royal British legion representative joined us to unveil our pupil designed friendship bench, dedicated to the memory of Mr Bob Bryant, a long time great friend to Petersfield.

10th Nov - The range of skills and knowledge showcased through this half term's homework projects are again fantastic to see. The children have started sharing their learning with their class today.

9th Nov - Today our Collective Worship focuses on Remembrance and memories. Mr Hollands' son made a fantastic presentation to show how the wonderful new Hollands Trophy was made.

4th Nov - Thank you to the new FOPS committee who met tonight. Their tireless work to support the school with fun events and fundraising is much appreciated.

4th Nov - Congratulations to our Hollands Cup and and Hollands Trophy winners today for excelling in music this term.

4th Nov - Today everyone was absolutely delighted to receive the Hollands Trophy which has been handmade by Chris Holland. This is a truly magnificent trophy and a fitting tribute in memory of Mr Hollands, a long standing supporter of music at Petersfield.

4th Nov - Well done to all our Headteacher Awards recipients today. Thank you to all the parents who joined us to share in recognising the many successes over the Autumn 1 half term.

3rd Nov - Thanks to our super year 6 English Challenge team, we came third and within 2 points of the winner in today's heat. What a super display of literacy skills and team work!

3rd Nov - Our pupil led basket ball sessions are proving VERY popular at lunchtime. Well done year 6!

2nd Nov - Our new Collective Worship theme is 'Generosity'. Together we have been thinking about examples of generosity shown in our Petersfield school community.

2nd Nov - Today we have talked about changes to break and lunchtimes and the children did a great job of showcasing these changes.

2nd Nov - Welcome back! It is great to have everybody back in school today and so enthusiastic about their learning!

1st Nov - After a busy INSET day of learning and planning, we look forward to welcoming pupils back tomorrow. Today's training focus was on promoting positive behaviour.

22nd Oct - Wow! Our Ash and Elm Black History Celebration was beautifully presented to KS2.

22nd Oct - School is now closed for the half term holiday. If you have a Covid case in the next 2 days, please do contact the school via the school email. Remember the clocks change and Monday 1st November is an INSET day! School will reopen to pupils, parents and visitors on 2nd November.

22nd Oct - Today is dedicated to the memory of Martyn Green.

22nd Oct - Following Parents' Evening, a copy of your child's report has come home today.

22nd Oct - Well done to our Year 6 children who have suggested the basket ball club, set it up, organised the resources, practised and are now ready to run taster sessions. Don't forget to complete their sign up sheet after half term!

21st Oct - Today saw the first of a two-part Collective Worship where pupils shared their curriculum learning, their work as part of Black History Month and linked this to our theme of being a 'light' to others.

21st Oct - Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us for Parents' Evening tonight.

20th Oct - Thank you to everyone who joined the FOPS (PTA) AGM tonight. Welcome to the new Committee members. Thank you for the agreed donations to the school for the academic year.

20th Oct - Our Year 5 and 6 Playleaders completed the morning of training ready to support their peers at break times after the half term holidays.

21st Oct - Thank you to everyone who joined us for tonight's parent-teacher meetings. These are so important in supporting the children's learning.

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Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2022? If so, click here to visit our admissions page.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Run Orwell returned as a much enjoyed Covid secure event in June 2021. Keep an eye on the website for updates about the next planned event!


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


Covid update - Our Covid page contains information to support your child throughout the pandemic.


As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


Following the recent phone upgrade, please leave a message if the school phone is not answered, including out of school hours. We will then receive and email alerting us to your call. Alternatively, please email the school office.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Please see Covid-19 notices on our Covid-19 Update Page

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