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Work Hard and Be Kind

2017 - 2018

Behaviour at Meadlands has been graded Outstanding. Our school motto is ‘Work Hard & Be Kind’. We have 8 school values, chosen by the school community, which we all, children and staff alike, are expected to demonstrate every single day. We celebrate our school values in class and in our weekly celebration assembly. Our school values are self-motivation, independence, initiative, resilience, curiosity, imagination, determination and kindness.

 

We have high expectations of children’s behaviour and staff conduct. Visitors often comment about the family atmosphere in our school and inspectors have identified the strong relationships between adults and children, which are built upon mutual respect.

 

Children are celebrated at school in a wide variety of ways, from our wall of wonder where we post photographs of children who have achieved something special outside of school be that passing a ballet exam or learning to ride a bike. Each class displays work on a class ‘Warrior Board’ which celebrates resilience and the importance of learning from a mistake, be a warrior not a worrier. To weekly celebration assemblies where children are awarded certificates and stickers and special nominations may be presented with a school badge. Each term children who have achieved something really special (once again this can range from an improvement in behaviour to consistently good homework) are nominated by a member of staff to join the Headteacher for afternoon tea. This is a wonderful afternoon, not only because Mrs McGeoch enjoys eating cake, but also because a group of children from across the school come together to talk about their successes and are truly celebrated.

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For more information on our behaviour system please refer to our behaviour policy.

 

Kindness Week

 

Each year we hold a special Kindness Week, our children plan events and activities to show their thanks and love to friends and family as well as random acts of kindness to people within our community.

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Quotes from Kindness Week

Our children have been going out into the community and doing random acts of kindness.  These have been met with a wonderful response.  Below are copies  of some emails we have received:

 

 I would just like to say a big "thank you" to the boy who gave me flowers yesterday outside the chemist on Ham Parade. He also wished me a "nice life". I have had a nice life but those flowers made it that much nicer, I have put them in a vase and look at them all the time.

 
I have three sons and have always tried to teach them to be kind, in fact one of them grew up to be a Chief Inspector with the RSPCA looking after animals all his working life.
 
Well done teachers at Meadlands.
 
Jennifer de Kerckhove
(Grandma Jen)

 

Dear Meadlands School,

I just wanted to write to commend you on the good behaviour and confidence of the children from your school who my elderly parents and I encountered at the British Museum on Tuesday this week.

A small group approached us and explained it was Kindness Week and that they wanted to share this with us and gave us their gifts. It was, indeed, a very kind gesture and a lovely surprise.

 

With best wishes to you all

Kate Nichols

 

 

To: Office at Meadlands Primary School
Subject: Thank you

Dear children,
    Thank you for the beautiful flowers you gave me whilst I was in the bakers. What a lovely surprise and such a kind deed.  The picture on the gift tag of a beautiful rainbow and the clearly written message makes it extra special.
    Many thanks,
         J Baker

 

To: Office at Meadlands Primary School
Subject: Kindness Week

 
Thank you 😊
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