Tidemill Academy promotes a high standard of behaviour to ensure we have an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and exceptional learning can take place. Our behaviour approach aims to develop a moral framework within which responsibility, self-management and positive relationships can flourish.
At Tidemill, we have a shared culture for positive behaviour. The culture at Tidemill is that:
- Being ready for learning is important, individually, and as a group.
- We are respectful to others in the local and wider community.
- Everyone in the school should be kept safe.
- Responsibility and self-management are the most effective ways that everyone can be Ready, Respectful and Safe.
We believe that children flourish when they are Ready, Respectful and Safe.
Tidemill has developed a behaviour curriculum which is discretely taught throughout the year to support all children’s understanding of expectations. Each half-term, all year groups follow a behaviour curriculum which explicitly teaches the routines, values and behaviours expected at Tidemill. These apply to every child in every situation whether in class, on the playground, during trips and visits, or walking to and from school.
At Tidemill, routines are aspirational, embody our values, create a sense of mutual respect, and apply to all children. Through the behaviour curriculum, children will be taught the importance of mastering the Tidemill routines:
- Awesome Appearance
- Legendary Lines
- Wonderful Walking
- Magnificent Manners
The ultimate goal is that pupils are able to regulate their own behaviour as this has a significant impact on their achievements and emotional wellbeing at school and beyond. To support development of this, Tidemill has given all pupils access to the Zones of Regulation. This is a behaviour approach designed to help pupils recognise when they are in different states called ‘zones,’ with each of the four zones represented by a different colour. Pupils learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in, or return to, the ‘green’ zone. Pupils learn calming techniques so they will have a toolbox of methods to better regulate their emotions and achieve their goals.