School Values

Our Values at Birley Spa

Our values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

‘Being the best me I can be’

At Birley Spa Primary Academy, we believe in:

  • Being aspirational
  • Being loving
  • Being respectful
  • Being happy
  • Being accepting
  • Being proud of everything we do

Our Rules at Birley Spa

Our academy rules are based on our values.

We will:

  • Always respect everyone and everything
  • Always look after and care for everyone and everything
  • Always follow instructions from an adult, first time every time. 
  • Always be honest
  • Always take responsibility for our own actions and behaviour
  • Always touch gently, not roughly 

Our Behaviour Ladder at Birley Spa

We believe that children should be acknowledged for making the right choices. Children who do this will move up the ladder. If a child finishes the day in the top half of the ladder, they will gain stars on their reward chart. When their charts are full, children can earn bands, badges and shields. 

If a child makes the wrong choices, they will be moved down the ladder. If they continue to make the wrong choices they will be moved down again and receive an amber card – a loss of their playtime. At all points, children are reminded to make the right choice and encouraged to improve their behaviour. 

If a child receives 3 or more amber cards, their parents will be contacted by the class teacher and/or phase leader to discuss the ongoing poor behaviour. Children may not be able to take part in certain events if poor behaviour continues.