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Behaviour/Pastoral Care

We judge behaviour and safety to be outstanding in our school and are pleased to be recognised as a centre of excellence and have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark. Our results are indicators of our high expectations for behaviour in classrooms and around school. The behaviour policy is followed by all staff. The emphasis on securing Good/Outstanding behaviour for learning is done through a program of nurture and an awareness of the prior experiences of our children. We have a range of additional support some of it paid for by Pupil Premium as we have a high percentage of children on Free School Meals, we are aware that the deprivation factor of our children is high in terms of social and emotional development.

To this end we have a range of initiatives;

-          - Autism Specialist training for our staff. Level 1 and level 2.

-          - A Nurture group to support pupils in year 3- 6 develop further in their basic literacy and numeracy skills.

-          - Family learning in group and 1:1 sessions to enable parents to support their children’s learning at home (Specialist).

-          - We have funded our own School Nurse and Speech Therapy sessions.

-          - Social Inclusion Group sessions – delivery weekly for small groups of children in year 1-6.

In addition to this we have the usual local Authority support, PSS (Pupil and School Support), Behaviour management, Educational Psychologist, Communication and Autism Team.

SMSC - Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of Learning

Spiritual Development

As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that will enable pupils to:

  • Sustain their self-esteem in their learning experience.
  • Develop their capacity for critical and independent thought.
  • Foster their emotional life and express their feelings
  • Experience moments of stillness and reflection.
  • Discuss their beliefs, feelings, values and responses to personal experiences.
  • Form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships
  • Reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life.

Moral Development

As a school we aim to provide learning opportunities that will enable pupils to:

  • Recognise the unique value of each individual.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the views of others.
  • Gain the confidence to cope with setbacks and learn from mistakes.
  • Take initiative and act responsibly with consideration for others.
  • Distinguish between right and wrong.
  • Show respect for the environment.
  • Make informed and independent judgements.

Social Development

As a school we aim to promote opportunities that will enable pupils to:

  • Develop an understanding of their individual and group identity.
  • Learn about service in the school and wider community.

Cultural Development

As a school we aim to promote opportunities that will enable pupils to:

  • Recognise the value and richness of cultural diversity in Britain, and how these influenced individuals and society.
  • Develop an understanding of their social and cultural environment.
  • Develop an understanding of Britain’s local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions.

Recent activities that develop SMSC at Lozells are:

-          Team building with Hampstead Hall Secondary School outdoor learning team.

-          Weekly SIG (Social Inclusion Group) groups in KS1 and KS2.

-          Key worker nurture groups in Foundation stage.

-          Daily PATHS (Positive Alternative Thinking skills ) session in EYFS and KS1

-          Daily acts of collective worship and times  for reflection.

-          Extra curricular activities – Organic Gardening club, sports club, glee club, family learning and music – African & Dhol drumming.

-          Lesson planning – whole school CITIZENSHIP DAY, weekly PHSE Lessons.

-          School council.

-          Singing playgrounds.

-          Play ground Pals.

-          School Ambassadors.

-          Charity work – Children in Need, Comic relief, Heartlands Hospital Local charity and Animal welfare PDSA. Water Aid. African school fund Gambia.

-          Visitors – Newspaper reporter, West Midlands Police, Shelter – (Homeless charity)

 

For further information, queries, or advice please contact the school.
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