Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Behaviour & Rewards

The Oasis 9 Habits run through the Academy.  Please click here to download a copy of the Oasis 9 habits. 

By learning about what each of these characteristics looks and feels like, we are aiming to ensure that every single person at Fir Vale becomes the very best version of who they can be. This will be a theme that runs through the whole of our curriculum, rather than a standalone piece of learning. There will be monthly themes in leadership meetings; these will then be cascaded to all staff in advance so that on the first of every month, we can launch the new habit in our classrooms, our assemblies and everybody will engage in this topic and the language and learning associated with it.

By being the very best version of ourselves that we can be, we expect every person to be able to make a valid contribution to society, know the difference between wrong and right, respect others  and their differing beliefs and generally be good citizens in the modern world, with high aspirations for a successful life. There are obvious links here with SMSC and British values.  

Around the academy we aim to promote the highest standards of courtesy and respect through our new CARROT system, which stands for Courtesy and Respect Reward Orange Tokens. Visitors and staff give the CARROT tokens to children who are being particularly courteous and respectful. The CARROT system rewards children for their positive ‘Out of Class Behaviour’  linked to the Oasis 9 habits. Every two weeks the class who collects the most tokens in KS1 and KS2 will be rewarded with an activity of their choosing for the final session of Friday afternoon. Staff will be given a small budget to assist the running of the activity and CARROT certificates will be issued in Friday’s assembly. Tokens are given for:

  1. Moving safely around school
  2. Sensible Walking
  3. Holding the door open for others
  4. Saying Please and Thank you (Good manners)
  5. Helping Others
  6. Being Patient, Kind and Considerate