Behaviour for Learning

Behaviour for learning

At Flamstead End School, we believe that intrinsic motivation is longer lasting and more beneficial to the children we teach than extrinsic motivation. Our aim is to help our children to be the best that they can be in everything that they do, because it is the right thing to do.

We achieve this by using moments in the school day to praise and demonstrate great attitudes and behaviours to our children. Each classroom is equipped with a visualiser where the teachers can share excellent achievements made by the children with the whole class. Our live feedback and marking means that children know instantly when they are correct or have made a mistake. They are also reminded on how to improve their work if it is needed in the moment rather than at the end of the task. The conversations had between our staff and children give precise feedback about what is good and what needs to be improved.

There are times where children are asked to share their achievements with other classes or with the Senior Staff as a point of higher recognition for children’s achievements and hard work. Once a week, there is a celebration assembly where children are nominated by their class teachers or classmates for acknowledgement of their achievements. Children have chosen and understood the 3 core values at Flamstead End School; compassion, courage and curiosity and it is these values that we celebrate. A congratulatory email is sent home to parents and carers to let them know how proud we are and why.

The core values permeate everything that we do at Flamstead End School. Children are reminded of them often through praise and in some cases consequences where they have not been demonstrated. We do not run a reward points system, yet our children know when they are successful. This is because of the verbal feedback that they receive daily.