Behavior and Pastoral Support
For children to flourish in life, we work closely with parents to ensure that they have the right mindset and behaviours to do so. Tyndale Community School is really proud of its approach for developing conduct and behaviour in school. Very often, children face challenges as they are grow up and we want to support children and their parents through these challenges.
Although we have a pastoral team, this is seen as everybody's role: To make sure every child feels happy and safe.
The Pastoral Team might be involved in meeting with you so it is important that you know who they are:
Relationships are central
We pride ourselves on having a relational approach with everything we do. That means that we work hard to build strong relationships with each other as staff, parents and of course, the children. We get to know each child individually and support them so the can grow in the way they need to.
We don't have a list of rules at our schools but we do have values and they permeate every area of school life.
There are certain things that are really important to us as a school.
You won't hear staff shouting at children. Shouting doesn't make children feel safe or create the right environment for learning.
You won't see names put up on a whiteboard. We don't have a name and shame culture here.
We praise in public and rebuke in private. We focus our attention on the positives but where we need to have a private chat that is between the member of staff and the child and doesn't require an audience.
We have high expectations. Because we love children, we help them to meet those expectations. If we didn't care, we would never act.
Consequences are natural and logical and are rarely punitive. We help children to fix problems. For instance, if a child breaks something in anger, they might have to fix it and failing that pay for it. We want to teach responsibility and that can't be taught by missing countless breaktimes and being in detention, it just isolates children.
Let's talk about it!
We are well known for how we have embedded Zones of Regulation across the school. This approach helps children to identify how they feel and then choose the best strategy to get them back on track. If children have the right emotional literacy, their mental and emotional health will consistently get better.