The Deepdene ethos promotes the right to an orderly and safe working environment for both staff and students.  It is always our aim to accentuate the positive rather than to focus on any negative behaviour and to use dialogue between teacher and student at all levels to address problems as they arise.

We use the school values of kindness, respect, hard work, honesty and responsibility to uphold and support behaviour at Deepdene. Children learn and understand that all behaviour is made through choice and that all choices have consequences.

The 5 Golden Rules are displayed in all classrooms, around the school and in the playground.

Golden Rules – Postcards Home

Pupils in Reception to Year 6 can be awarded postcards home in celebration of behaviour and actions that uphold the school’s 5 Golden Rules. These postcards are colour coded to match the colours of the Golden Rules as displayed throughout the school. On receipt of a postcard home your child will have their name recorded in the Golden Book which is read out in the end of term achievement assembly. A picture of your child will also be placed on our Golden Board display for the term. As a further incentive, golden tickets are issued with every postcard home. These are entered into the Golden Pot Prize Draw at the end of every term and prizes are issued in a celebration assembly during which the golden tickets are selected at random.