- Primary Matters
Mrs. Michael, our Deputy Head, Pastoral & Wellbeing, and Designated Safeguarding Lead, has been actively involved with the Primary school children. She has launched a new initiative centered around being a H.E.R.O. This involves teachers recognizing, on a bi-weekly basis, children who consistently exhibit the following qualities:
Help out Empathise Report any incidents Open communication
Being an upstanding and supportive school member is a commitment to building a positive and enriching environment for everyone involved.
One key aspect of being an upstanding school member is integrity. Upholding a high standard of honesty and moral principles sets the foundation for a trustworthy and respectful community. Supportive school members are those who actively seek to lift others up. Whether it's offering a helping hand to a struggling classmate, cheering on a teammate during a sports event, or participating in extracurricular activities, these individuals understand the importance of collaboration and empathy.
Furthermore, upstanding and supportive children actively work hard to create a positive school culture. This includes promoting kindness, discouraging bullying, and fostering an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to express themselves. Small acts of kindness, such as offering encouragement or a friendly smile, can go a long way in making a school a more welcoming place.
In embracing the H.E.R.O. initiative at our Primary School, we want to foster a positive and inclusive environment for our children. As parents, your support is crucial in reinforcing these values at home, ensuring that our children thrive not only academically but also in their interpersonal skills.
Helping out is a fundamental aspect of the H.E.R.O. concept. Encourage your child to actively participate in household chores, assisting siblings or neighbors when needed. This not only instills a sense of responsibility but also teaches them the importance of contributing to the well-being of their community.
Empathy is a quality we try to build in every child. You can build empathy by discussing feelings and perspectives, promoting understanding and compassion towards others. Encourage your child to share their experiences and actively listen when they share theirs. This creates a supportive atmosphere where emotions are acknowledged and respected.
Reporting incidents is a crucial part of maintaining a safe and secure environment. Teach your child the importance of communication when they witness or experience something concerning. Reinforce the idea that open communication is a tool for problem-solving, ensuring that they feel comfortable approaching teachers, peers, or you as parents.
Open communication is the cornerstone of the H.E.R.O. initiative. Create a safe space at home where your child feels comfortable expressing themselves. Regularly check in on their school experiences, friendships, and any concerns they may have. This not only strengthens the parent-child bond but also reinforces the value of open dialogue as an essential life skill.
In supporting the H.E.R.O. initiative, we all contribute to nurturing well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically but also embody qualities that make them compassionate, responsible, and effective communicators. Together, as a school community and parents working hand in hand, we can empower our children to be true H.E.R.O.s in every aspect of their lives.
Every two weeks Mrs. Michael will be joining our assembly to find out which children have been named by their teachers for this wonderful award. It will be a huge recognition of their commitment not only to our school but to this larger recognition of how important kindness and care for each other is.
- Pastoral Care