Welcome to the Primary Pastoral page.
At Ark Kings Academy we aim to build pupils social and emotional development through our school values, Wisdom. Resilience. Kindness. This creates a whole school ethos and high expectations of behaviour towards others in and beyond the school community, underpinned by a clear understanding of the kinds of young people we wish them to become. We enable our pupils to have a strong sense of identity and belonging by embedding the virtues below:
Character traits necessary for discernment, right action and the pursuit of knowledge, truth and understanding.
Character traits that enable us to act well in situations that require an ethical response.
Character traits that are necessary for engaged responsible citizenship, contributing to the common good.
Character traits that have an instrumental value in enabling the intellectual, moral and civic virtues.
The development of these characteristics will enable pupils to capitalise on the opportunities we provide them to develop as people; increase their knowledge and master the skills necessary to thrive in life, education and employment.
On enrolment pupils are placed into one of four houses, Lancaster, Stuart, Windsor or York, Tudor. House points are awarded for behaviour which demonstrates our school values, this is monitored weekly by the pastoral team. Pupils have the opportunities to received bronze, silver, gold and platinum badges for their achievements.
Why is it important at Ark Kings to develop pupils’ character?
Character education at Kings is designed to help children and young people develop a robust set of skills and attributes that will enable them to confidently face life’s challenges and opportunities, now and in a fast-changing future. Research suggests that successful development of such skills and attributes underpins future academic, personal and professional success. The core themes within the PSHE curriculum are wrapped in common language and maps out the territory of learning. PSHE at Kings offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils start to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online safety.
What are the aims?
We aim to build pupils social and emotional development through our school values: Wisdom. Resilience. Kindness. This creates a whole school ethos and high expectations of behaviour towards others in and beyond the school community, underpinned by a clear understanding of the kinds of young people we wish them to become. We enable our pupils to have a strong sense of identity and belonging by embedding the values, and virtues. The development of these characteristics will enable pupils to thrive in life, education and employment.
Behaviour and attitudes
Ark Kings Primary Academy believe that in order to enable effective teaching and learning to take place, good behaviour in all aspects of academy life is necessary. It seeks to create a caring learning environment in the academy by:
- Encouraging and acknowledging positive behaviour and discipline.
- Promoting self-esteem by encouraging pupils to value and respect themselves and others.
- Providing a safe environment free from disruption, violence, bullying and any form of harassment
- Ensuring a consistency of response to behaviour.
- Encouraging a positive relationship with parents and carers to develop a shared approach to involve them in the implementation of the academy’s policy and associated procedure.
- Encouraging children to take responsibility for their behaviour.
- Explaining what unacceptable behaviour is and why.