At Springfield, we support children to make positive choices. We know that when behaviour in classrooms and in the playground is excellent, children are safe, happy and ready to learn.
Our Springfield VERSE helps our children to remember our five key behaviour expectations. Adults refer to our VERSE consistently so that children always know what is expected of them.
As a Rights Respecting school, the language of children’s rights is prioritised when discussing behavioural choices. We may remind children to walk and to play gently, because everyone has a right to be safe. Similarly, we might remind children to respect an adult’s instructions in class, because everyone has a right to learn.
We celebrate when children go above and beyond our expectations with Marvellous Me. By sending a badge or message home, we reinforce moments when children are especially kind, hardworking, resilient or respectful and share this with families at home.
We use Stay on Green to encourage positive choices and children are always reminded before moving down a colour. That way, children always know what to do to fix a problem before a consequence happens. If a child moves down a colour, they are supported to fix their behaviour as quickly as possible to get back to green.
At Springfield, children know that disrespectful and unsafe choices are not acceptable; this includes all forms of bullying, swearing and discriminatory remarks. We work closely with children so that they understand how their actions and words affect others, so that they are empowered to make positive choices.
We hugely value working in partnership with parents to support children’s behaviour. Where necessary, we are also able to engage with other agencies to support children who may be experiencing more significant behavioural challenges.