Pastoral

The caring community is at the heart of Westbourne House School. In a secure and nurturing environment, children are taught the importance of thoughtfulness, kindness and consideration in all aspects of their daily life. They grow in confidence as they learn that they are all valued as individuals and understand the importance of supporting and working together with their peers.

At Westbourne House, high standards of behaviour are expected, as are good manners, courtesy and respect for others. Undoubtedly we are successful in achieving these goals due to the support we receive from parents. Home and School liaison is a strong feature of Westbourne House.

Throughout the School, pupils are expected to follow the “Westbourne Way” guidelines. This code of behaviour is displayed in the classrooms and around the School. It is the subject of many assemblies and class discussions and is frequently referred to by all staff.

Our emphasis is always on praise, encouragement, positive reinforcement and rewards when appropriate. Children are given stickers in recognition of good work, good behaviour, an act of kindness, helpfulness etc. In addition, children’s achievements are recognised at our weekly ‘showing assembly’ and children who consistently try their best in all areas of school life are invited to write their name in our "Westbourne Way Book” and are awarded a certificate.

Any serious behaviour issues will always be discussed with parents.

Bullying is not tolerated at Westbourne House. Children are encouraged to report any incidents of unkind and inappropriate behaviour to a member of staff who will either deal with the matter directly or involve the headmistress if necessary.

Issues are discussed in class in “circle times” and the children themselves are guided to suggest positive behaviour management so they are happy, self disciplined young citizens. They are encouraged to work together and support each other.

THE WESTBOURNE WAY

We will:

  • Be gentle
  • Be kind and helpful
  • Listen to people
  • Share
  • Be honest and truthful
  • Forgive others
  • Work hard
  • Be patient
  • Look after property

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