Community and Living Well Together
At Eye C of E Primary School we recognise that in order for us to live lives that are full in the fulness of God we need to embody an ethos of living well together and follow the example that Jesus taught in his Sermon on the mount where he reminded us of the importance of loving our neighbours as ourselves.
We are a close community and rely strongly on our Christian Values to support, empower and uplift each other. When we join together in Collective Worship we are immediately united as one body under God. We recognise and value our individuality and differences as part of one community and ensure that each person recognises their significance that all that they have to offer our school.
Our Behaviour policy is rooted in the values of our school and endeavours for each child to be able to ‘live life in all its fullness.’ We look to the example of Jesus Christ living out the values as a means of living our life. When dealing with incidents we directly refer to these and children are given time to reflect on their actions and the impact these have had on others. We use the model of restorative justice and encourage empathy and respect alongside forgiveness (one of our Christian Values) and reconciliation. All adults within our school model the positive behaviours and language that we wish our children to use.
We aim to embrace and celebrate difference as well as ensuring that there is good support for mental health in children and adults. We support children in their mental health through our ‘Rainbow Room’ club at lunchtime. Children are identified by our teachers with the support of our pastoral team and these children are able to spend some time inside with peers and staff to chat and develop strategies for dealing with any issues they may have. We support families who are struggling whether it be because of health issues or bereavement etc. We establish provision for specific children, e.g. through offering counselling services or setting up ‘check-ins’ with our Pupil and Family Support Worker or Safeguarding and Welfare Lead.
We are consciously striving to celebrate diversity and culture within our curriculum. We have identified significant BAME individuals in different areas of the curriculum and have ensured that there are opportunities for children to learn about and celebrate a range of cultures and ethnicities.