Pupil Care & Support
Our aim is that all the children feel respected, valued and safe both physically and emotionally. Our ‘Golden Rules’ form the backbone to the system of personal and social development we use at Brookham. They are positive and simple, so that everyone can remember them and try to live by them.
Be kind, be courageous, be the best you can be;
Each week children at Brookham School are rewarded for following our school rules by having Golden Time. Every child selects from a list of activities which the children have often chosen themselves through School Council surveys. The activities change weekly and are varied.
Some of the Golden Time activities that have been chosen are:
- Cutting and sticking or colouring to music
- Wellie throwing
- Camp building
- A walk in the woods
- Dressing up
- Party games or dancing to music
- Paper aeroplane making
- Free sport
If a child breaks a Golden Rule, they will know which one they have broken. Depending upon the situation, staff will come to an agreement with the child to decide the best way forward. If, however, a child chooses not to change the unacceptable behaviour then some of their Golden Time may be withdrawn at the end of that week.
Playtime can be a worrying time for some children. Some children may be happy to play with friends; others may want to play alone. Some may find collaborative play comes easily; others may need help with this. At Brookham we have a selection of toys and games in the playground that will facilitate children's interaction with one another.
To encourage cooperation and support of one another, Playground Awards are given to children who show exemplary behaviour or kindness at playtime. These are acknowledged with a certificate on Fridays during our weekly Celebration Assembly.