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Behaviour and Attitudes Policy

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Every Day is a New day

1. Treat others how you want to be treated.

2. Try hard to be the best you can be.

3. Be part of the Oakfield Family Team


Underpinned by our whole school school principles

1. Communication

2. Collaboration

3. Consistency

4. Celebration

5. Consideration

6. Commitment

Positive relationships at Oakfield are fundamental to our success. When pupils feel supported, they’re more likely to engage in learning and have better academic outcomes. Plus, when they have positive interactions with teachers, they have fewer behavioral problems. We strive hard to see every child as an indivudal and develop a growth mindset. 

Positive relationships are built on positive interactions. Each of these interactions has a powerful effect on our brains. When you authentically praise a child or have a positive interaction, the student’s brain releases dopamine. This creates a cycle. You provide positive feedback. The brain releases dopamine. The child feels good and is motivated to feel that way again. With this increased motivation, pupils spend more time and attention working on a skill. They build those skills. You give more praise — sparking the release of more dopamine. And the cycle starts all over again. 


On the flip side, when we don’t receive positive feedback, we are less likely to enter the positive cycle of motivation and learning. Positive interactions we have in school, include greeting  pupils  as they arrive, giving praise for working hard, or taking an interest in their hobbies.

Pupils who learn and think differently often have more negative interactions than positive ones. 

Our Behaviour and Attitudes Policy reflects our positive approach to learning and follows recommnedations by the Endowment Edication Foundation (EEF).

EEF- 5 Key Recommendations


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Oakfield Community Primary School & NurseryEdinburgh Road, Widnes,
Cheshire, WA8 8BQ

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