Aims and Rules

Our Aims

The aim of our school is to develop each child in every aspect of school life, be it intellectual, creative, moral, physical, spiritual, cultural or social. 

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To achieve this aim we will:

provide a welcoming environment which is safe, secure and stimulating and which includes and supports each child

develop a partnership between pupils, parents, staff and governors and foster links with the wider community

provide a broad, balanced curriculum which gives equal opportunity for children to develop their individual potential

set appropriately high expectations in an environment where high quality teaching and learning take place

encourage children to be independent learners who take pride in all they do 

encourage pupils to care for themselves and each other and respect property by behaving appropriately

equip children with skills for later life to enable them to maximise their life chances 

respect individuals, their beliefs, and their cultural backgrounds by promoting understanding and tolerance.

At Redlands, the child is at the heart of education. We believe children learn best from first hand experience. We plan our curriculum to be as active as possible so that the children are excited and engaged by their learning.

School Rules

Our rules are easy to remember and cover every eventuality.

At Redlands we:

• Keep hands and feet to ourselves

• Take care of our own and other people’s property

• Follow directions immediately

• Talk politely and show consideration

• Walk sensibly in the school  

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How does the school encourage good behaviour?

Children learn best in a safe, orderly, secure and happy environment. Redlands aims to provide a school community in which there are high standards of behaviour, mutual respect and courtesy between all members and a proper regard for property and the school environment.

We foster caring and responsible attitudes whilst encouraging a high degree of self-discipline and sensitivity towards others. We emphasise good behaviour and work through a system of rewards. We celebrate good behaviour by sharing it with others in assemblies and classrooms.
Unacceptable behaviour is largely prevented by recognising and rewarding good conduct. There are regular reviews of children’s behaviour and work by teachers.

If pupils act in an unacceptable manner then a number of sanctions will be used as itemised in our Behaviour Policy. Parents will be notified of unacceptable behaviour at an early stage, as co-operation between home and school usually prevents major problems from arising.

Click here to read the Behaviour Policy in full..


The consequences show what will happen when a child chooses to break one of the school rules.

    1. Child is warned
    2. Child’s name moves down their chart (this could be the Rainbow, Running Track or their Cool Wall depending on the year group)
    3. Child’s name will continue to move down until it reaches the bottom. The child needs to try to rectify their poor behaviour and earn the right to move back up the chart.They will lose breaktime the following day if their name is at the bottom of the chart by the end of the school day. Parents are informed
    4. Child goes to another class with work for 30 minutes
    5. Child is sent to Deputy Head
    6. Child is sent to Headteacher

If behaviour is consistently poor, parents will be invited in to discuss the situation. No other punishments will be used at Redlands. In the case of persistent or severe bad behaviour the pupil will be excluded by the Headteacher. Parents have the right to appeal to the governing body.

Severe Clause

Under the severe clause a pupil is sent straight to the Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher.The severe clause will be used when a pupil:

  • Wilfully hurts another child
  • Wilfully destroys property
  • Deliberately refuses to do as s/he is told
  • Bullies or threatens another child