Safety and Security
In our school the safety and security of our children is paramount. The school encourages all parents to ensure the safety of children before or after school by parking safely and walking to meet their children. The school runs a walking bus from Thornton Road each morning to help ease the local parking situation. The school itself is securely fenced and access to the school is restricted to the reception area only during the day when children are present.
Parents should be aware that the School is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the School has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the School is obliged to follow specified Child Protection Procedures, established by Bradford Area Child Protection committee, and will inform the Social Services of the concern.
Behaviour -Rewarding the Positive
We insist on high standards of behaviour at Keelham. Good behaviour is promoted in a consistent way in order for the children to feel safe and secure. In turn this allows the school to run in an orderly manner and set the tone for effective teaching and learning. Class rules are established at the start of the school year and there is a clear framework of rewards and sanctions which highlights everyone’s right to learn as well as our own responsibilities.
We actively promote positive behaviour using a range of strategies, including our Green Token System and rewarding good behaviour with fun Golden-Time activities on a Friday afternoon. A celebration assembly highlights achievements in all aspects of school life.
On occasions, informal conversations with parents are very effective in changing children’s behaviour as it gives them a clear message that we are working together.
Persistent unacceptable behaviour will lead to further discussions between the Head teacher and parents where the next steps will be decided. Sanctions can include losing Golden Time, missing out on privileges and in more extreme cases children may be internally excluded from the rest of their class or externally excluded, either for a fixed term or permanently. However, whatever the circumstances we always feel it is important the children understand it is their actions which we consider to be unacceptable, not the children themselves.
We expect all pupils to wear full school uniform and share our pride in the school.