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What makes Alwyn and Courthouse special #1

At Alwyn and Courthouse, we value kindness and belonging.  


It is important to us that children show kindness and that they behave in a way that makes each other feel like they belong to a friendship group, the class, the school and the community.


One of the ways that we do this is through our rules.  At Alwyn, the Alwyn aims show children how they should behave:

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Look and listen
  • Be careful and kind
  • Always do your best


As children get older and move to Courthouse, excellent behaviour becomes more complex.  Three rules summarise how the older children should behave:

  • Be ready
  • Be respectful
  • Be safe


There are many specific behaviours that we teach under these three rules:

All the adults work really hard to encourage children to behave in these ways.


These are some of the things that adults do to establish routines in the classroom:

And these are some of things that adults do to make sure that every child feels like they belong:

Leaders in our schools also work hard to make sure that the staff feel like that belong.  If we get that right, then the children benefit so much more too!


If you are interested in this, you can chat with school leaders or read what Mr Hart has written about it on his blog or his book.