Bucket Fill-O-Sophy

At Park Road, we pride ourselves on the exemplary behaviour of everybody, based upon mutual respect and tolerance. We work hard to ensure our behaviour remains outstanding and constantly review and evaluate our policies and practices to ensure we maintain these standards and expectations. All staff act as role models  and we encourage all our children to do the same. We learn from each other.

All our children learn about and know our Golden Essentials from the first day of entry in to our school and we live and breathe these shared values and principles.

These are 'Our Golden Essentials'

¨ Do be gentle

¨ Do be kind and helpful

¨ Do work hard

¨ Do look after property

¨ Do listen to other people

¨ Do be honest

¨ Do behave safely

 Our school values also underpin this philosophy. We have 12 values, that run on a two year cycle, each one being a focus value for a half term. These are:

Unity

Courage

Respect

Tolerance

Determination

Co-operation

Responsibility

Freedom

Friendship

Trust

Thoughtfulness

Hope

This year we are enthusiastically introducing a new character development programme called

Bucket Filling’.

Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that if someone is unkind, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, that person has dipped into someone’s bucket and removed those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can  either fill a bucket or dip into it.

 If you would like to fill a child's bucket or tell us about something that you have seen a child do that you feel deserves recognition, please do download a slip, or get a slip from the school office. You can always email us about something your child or another child in our community has done that you think deserves recognising as following our values and principles as we often fill our school bucket with kindnesses within our community.