Wellbeing and Behaviour

In our friendly, warm community, each child is known, valued and cared for as a unique individual. The Kindergarten Practitioners are dedicated to meeting the needs of each and every child and it is our intention that the children in our care have a happy experience and move on to school with confidence and the necessary skills.

Key Person

Once your child has settled in the Kindergarten a Key Person will be allocated to them. They will help your child to feel known, understood, cared about, and safe.

The Kindergarten Practitioner will introduce themselves to you and they will be your reassuring point of contact whilst your child remains at our setting. The Kindergarten Practitioners are privileged to be able to share in the development of your children, having opportunities to celebrate moments of joy with you.

Behaviour Policy

The school’s Behaviour Policy outlines expectations of children’s behaviour and can be found on the school website. Its main aims are:

  • For every member of our school community to be happy, valued and respected, and to be treated fairly.
  • To have high expectations, appropriate to their developmental years, of children’s behaviour and to ensure that all children work to the best of their ability.
  • To foster self-discipline through positive encouragement and reward.

The children in Kindergarten are expected to work towards the few ‘school rules’ that we have in place at St Mary’s. These are regularly reinforced in Kindergarten. They are:

  • Treat people as you want to be treated.
  • Make Kindergarten a safe and happy place.
  • Be polite, show respect and be helpful at all times.
  • Wear the correct school uniform.
  • Walk quietly and sensibly around the school.

We aim to provide a caring, friendly and safe environment, ensuring the wellbeing of all members of the community. Children have the right to feel and be safe at school.

Inclusion

At St Mary’s we are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our community is valued and respected.

Each session provides opportunities for everyone to achieve and succeed regardless of their individual need. We celebrate our achievements, gifts and cultural diversity, irrespective of individual differences within the protected categories of the Equality Act of 2010. At St Mary’s Kindergarten, we believe that all children have the right to experience their early education alongside their peers regardless of their needs. We are committed to working with parents and external agencies to enable each individual to develop to be the best that they can be.

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