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At Earlswood we use positive behaviour management. This means that we model, encourage and focus on the behaviour that we wish the children to demonstrate. We use a basic set of 5 expectations that we expect all children to follow - SMILE:


Self control - we help the children to understand how to express their feelings in an age appropriate way

Manners - we have a manner of the week to help the children to develop and use important social skills

Independence - we support the children to make their own decisions and choices and understand that their actions result in consequences

Listen & respect - children are taught the importance of listening as a skill but also as a mark of respect

Encourage others - we teach the children that encouragement is a far greater motivator than criticism and model how to encourage in different situations


Children observed demonstrating our manner of the week will be recorded into the Praise Book.

There are times when children do not demonstrate our expectations and therefore need to learn that there are consequences for their behaviour. We understand that appropriate behaviour needs to be taught and for young children this takes time. We therefore use different consequences for Nursery, Reception and Year 1.


Details of this can be found in both our full Behaviour Policy ( and also in our Behaviour and Consequences document.

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The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.