Ethos

At DPS self-esteem is at the heart of our Mission Statement and ethos. It has been stated in the recent past that we will try our very best to help children achieve their very best and this is reflected in our reward system which encourages both effort and achievement. We have not let go of these sentiments, but we have simplified them to a phrase which we believe will be easily understood by even our youngest child. So at Davyhulme Primary School we are all : “REACHING FOR THE STARS !”Reward AssembliesWe hope that every person in school feels valued for their contribution to our school community. On Friday mornings Mr McDowell invites parents and staff to a ‘Celebration Assembly’ in the infant hall where children are thanked for their positive contribution to our community. Features of this assembly include :
*One class per week sharing an aspect of their work.
*A Teddy Bear being adopted for the weekend by a ‘caring child’.
*Oscar the owl being awarded to the class with the most’smileycards’.
*Children having a ‘dip’ in the headteacher’s treasure chest.

On Friday afternoons we have a ‘Good Work Assembly’ in the junior hall which is also hosted by Mr McDowell to which any parents may come. Appreciation is expressed regularly in this assembly, where children and even staff and parents are thanked for their efforts, support or achievements in a variety of fields. We celebrate all types of achievement both in and out of school.

Each week, a different class shares their ‘good work’ with the rest of the school and parents. Individuals, groups and whole classes have the opportunity to show their ‘good work’ – written work, models, dance, music or art etc.. From time to time, special guests are welcomed to this assembly and recently the Fencing Club gave us a demonstration of what they have achieved in order to gain their first certificates.

Class and individual awards are given during this assembly:

The Owl Award – for personal effort, politeness, achievement, etc.

The Sports Award – for any particularly good work or effort in P.E.

Team Points Trophy – awarded to the team with the most points that week.

Head Teacher Award – given to selected children at lunchtime for a variety of reasons.

Attendance Trophy – awarded to the class with the best attendance that week.

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Attendance Trophy
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Bowling Treat for The Winning Team
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Each Class has a Class Noticeboard
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The Old Junior Mission Statement
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The Owl Award
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Each class has an individual Owl Award