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Behaviour and attitudes

Behaviour and attitudes is one of our Ofsted key judgement area. Read how we have developed in this area since 2016.

Behaviour and attitudes


Care Deeply promise
  • Ofsted (2014) 'Pupils’ behaviour is good.'
  • Ofsted (2014) 'Pupils are happy, enjoy being together and have good relationships with staff.'
  • School culture focused predominantly on health and care.


Aim High promise
  • Ofsted (2017) 'Pupils clearly enjoy school and often push themselves to the limit, even when they are not at their best medically.'
  • Developed a whole school culture integrating education, health and care
  • Introduced a process to evaluate and celebrate ‘attitudes to learning’ via APIES rag rated indicators (Attendance, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social Progress)
  • School and home recognising 'Golden WOW Moments' with certificates of achievement


Explain my activities beforehand
  • Educational Psychologist introduced pupil behaviour plans
  • Implemented engagement scales to track quality of engagement and participation
  • Created the Adult Engagement Scale highlighting supportive and non-supportive qualities during staff-child interaction
  • School attendance 75.76%


Child First promise
  • Adopted Positive Behaviour Support approach for identified children and young people
  • Raised the profile of the Adult Engagement Scale through staff appraisal and peer observation thus enabling the development of a skillset to motivate and enhance learning opportunities
  • School arrival punctuality monitoring focused on a.m. and p.m. sessions
  • School attendance 79.1%


Own It promise
  • Embedded the Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) process through action plan and internal early help
  • Identified the need for ‘sensory engagement’ supporting pupil wellbeing
  • Maintained blended / virtual /bubble COVID-19 attendance as school remained opened
  • School attendance 77.65%


Support my emotional well-being
  • Extended the safe environment of the COVID bubbles to achieve onsite school attendance for the vulnerable shielding pupils
  • Adopted principles from Benny Carpenter's post-pandemic ‘Recovery Curriculum’ to focus on individual’s wellbeing and mental health
  • Embedded theoretical and practical understanding of positive behaviour for effective interpretation of needs within the PBS approach framework
  • Redesigned our pupil's charter following whole school consultation
  • School attendance 80.51%


Make my environment stimulating and fun
  • Supercharged efforts to raise attendance and punctuality
  • Established organisational attendance and timekeeping working party
  • Over time (following COVID) a continual rise in children meeting aspirational attendance target of 90%+
  • Growth of happiness profile (and bags) to support individual wellbeing and mental health
  • School attendance 81.95%


  • Sharing knowledge and insights on educational quality through dedicated INSET sessions through external peer visits.
  • Implementing an internally developed trauma informed practice training program based on research findings.
  • Sustaining an impressive 82.24% upward trajectory in whole-school attendance.