At Waddesdon Village Primary School, as part of our positive behaviour management, children are grouped into houses and are awarded house points for demonstrating good learning and positive behaviours.
Our houses are Ascott (red), Claydon (blue), Hartwell (green) and Mentmore (yellow).
House captains collect team points on a weekly basis and these are counted and the winning team is celebrated in our whole school assembly on a Friday morning. The winning team win the cup of the week and are shown on the hall display.
Children also work together as a house, at different points in the year, including during sports day and a cup is awarded to the winning team.
At Waddesdon Village Primary School we pride ourselves on our positive relationships. We treat each other with mutual respect and work in a climate where openness and inclusion lay foundations for our values to be built upon.
Values Education underpins all aspects of our school life and gives staff and pupils the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the values in life that they believe in. At the beginning of each half term, we base our assemblies and PSHCE on a different value, e.g. Perseverance, Achievement, Tolerance, Honesty, Well-being, Aspiration. Pupils understand that these values are important if people in our society are going to live happily together.
The monthly value is displayed in large letters in the School Office area. Children are rewarded for displaying these values with ‘glass gems’. These gems are collected and when the pot is full the children decide upon their reward.
Star of the Week and Behaviour Award
Award for Good Behaviour – presented in whole school celebration assemblies on a Friday, for showing positive behaviour, including demonstrating a growth mindset.
Awesome Attendance Award
Waddesdon Village Primary School believe that regular school attendance is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community.
At the end of each half term, attendance for all children is calculated. Children who have 100% attendance at the end of each half term, receive an 'Awesome Attendance' wristband or sticker. Class attendance is also calculated at the end of each half term and the class percentage is displayed as a block graph in the school hall on the 'Awesome Attendance' board. The class with the highest attendance get to have a MUFTI Day on the last Friday of each half term. The winning class also receive a certificate.
Writing, Reading and Mathematics Awards
On a Monday assembly, excellent work in writing, reading and mathematics is shared with the whole school. Children are presented with a certificate and their work is displayed in the school hall.