We teach our children about their rights and their responsibilities and are a Rights Respecting School. We teach our children about their rights but we take care to ensure that they also understand their responsibilities. We expect appropriate behaviour in class, the play-ground, at school functions and in the community at large.
The Morningside Messages
The Morningside Messages are a code that all members of the school community aspire to. The messages are a combination of guidelines for behaviour and co-operative learning standards.
- Welcome and care for each other
- Celebrate ourselves and each other
- Aim high and embrace challenge
- Try our best at all times
- Treat property with respect
When & Where: The messages can be seen in every teaching area in the school and are referred to regularly in all areas of the school and the school day. The staff use the language when discussing excellent and poor behaviour and remind children of what we are trying to achieve.
Why: There is a shared language and vision around the messages. The children know the language of the messages and can discuss what each message means and what it looks like in the classroom, playground and outside school. The behaviors become internalised.
If: When children are carrying out these standards or achieving these standards beyond daily expectations they may receive a reward based on the Stay on Green behaviour system. If children do not operate to these standards, the Stay on Green consequences will be enforced.
Children are made aware that disruptive and anti-social behaviour towards other children or adults is not tolerated and this includes all forms of bullying, swearing and discriminatory remarks.
If children misbehave, consequences may include loss of privileges and, as far as possible, providing the child with the opportunity to put right the wrong that has been done.
We will always try to work in partnership with parents and where necessary other agencies to support children who may be experiencing difficulties.
Find out how Stay On Green works.
You can find our full Pupil Discipline Anti-Bullying Policy on our policies page.