Message for parents


Provision for Pupils of Key Workers only (children highlighted in the government key workers document) from Friday 27th March and during the Easter holidays will be at Shute Primary School – 01297 33348 or email

The government are advising that, “If it is at all possible for children to be at home they should be”.  Using the school as a care provider should be the last option and only if you cannot keep your child safe at home.  The aim of closing schools is to minimise social interaction and to stop the spread of the virus.

A positive approach to behaviour

At Kilmington we promote and create a safe and caring environment for all.

It is a place where positive behaviour is encouraged so that effective learning and teaching can flourish and the children have every opportunity to participate, to achieve and to be inspired.

We strive for excellent behaviour and high standards to ensure the best learning environment for all children.

We follow our ‘Class Rules’ and these are displayed in all classes so that children know everyone’s rights and the responsibilities we all have to make our school a place in which we can all thrive and learn.

The Kilmington Way sets out our positive approach to behaviour management which underpins the values and expectations set out in our federation wide behaviour policy.

Principles we adhere to in Kilmington Primary

Following assemblies and class discussions regarding the ‘Official School Rules’, some principles have been devised that we all believe will clarify some of the nuances of what is allowed in school.  We tried to avoid a list of: ‘You must not…’ statements, and instead focussed on a more positive ‘Way to Behave’ approach, which I feel is less authoritarian.

The rules that we came up with are as follows:

  • Encourage people to have a good attitude to learning so that everyone can do their best.
  • Think for yourself and use your judgement to make sensible decisions.
  • Be polite at all times – treat other people the way you would like to be treated.
  • Be mindful of people’s feelings in everything you say or do.
  • We are all unique and have our own personalities and specialities. Remember that you are important – believe in yourself.
  • Remember that people’s bodies are private.

We hope that you will agree that these statements are a good balance of encouraging good citizenship behaviours, but also giving children the responsibility of thinking for themselves.  We would appreciate your help as parents/carers if you could endorse these types of behaviours at home as well.

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