Our vision is that every child at Dame Dorothy Primary School feels happy and has a passion for learning. This is the result of a rich and varied curriculum driven by excellent teaching and access to a wealth of exciting, challenging and motivating opportunities. All children will come to a safe and inclusive school, where everyone is celebrated for who they are.

Promoting values

All members of the Dame Dorothy community need to promote and adhere to the following values:

  • Taking responsibility for own behaviour and learning in all situations.
  • The ability to make positive choices about their behaviours.
  • Be honest and tell the truth.
  • Having mutual respect and being polite to one another.
  • Show empathy to others
  • Care for the environment, school building and resources.
  • Always try to do their best.
  • Valuing other peoples’ efforts and opinions.
  • Accepting and recognising individual differences and showing respect towards them.

Our School Rules

The school has the following seven school rules which the pupils, parents, staff and visitors are expected to follow at all times and in all circumstances:

The School Rules

  1. We are gentle
  2. We are kind and helpful
  3. We listen
  4. We are honest
  5. We work hard
  6. We look after property
  7. We care


Pupils will be rewarded through positive recognition, either individually or as a class, for consistently following the school rules and setting a positive example to those around them.

Rewarding pupils at Dame Dorothy Primary School is carried out via:

  • Celebrating praise of an individual or whole class using positive verbal comments.
  • Marbles in the jar for collaborative whole class achievements. The whole class will collectively earn a reward once the jar has been filled. This must be in agreement with the Headteacher.
  • Sharing good work with other staff or classes.
  • Sharing good work with the Headteacher or other senior leaders.
  • Sharing good work with parents
  • Promoting good work through Facebook or the weekly newsletter
  • Each teacher will choose one pupil a week to receive the Star of the Week’




Behaviour Policy