The ‘Always’ Way
Always: at all times; on all occasions
At Boundary we want our pupils to leave school with excellent subject knowledge but we also want them to leave as well rounded citizens. The ‘Always’ way is at the very heart of our behaviour system, centering around our five ‘Boundary Promises’ and our characteristics of an Always person. With this, we believe that all of our children will always make the right choices. Which is why each and every child is given an Always badge, as a gesture of faith in their abilities to succeed and we expect this to be worn, with pride, as part of their full school uniform.
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The Always Badge
There are four different coloured Always badges, each belonging to a house. The houses are named after the roads surrounding our school. We have Bathurst (red), Rodwell (green), Chepstow (yellow) and Elston (blue). Every pupil in school and every member of staff (except for Miss. Ashton, Miss. Moyes and Mrs. Bunday who over see the houses) belong to a house and they wear their badge every single day, as it is part of our full school uniform. Always children take part in Always time on a Friday afternoon – this is an acknowledgement of all their hard work that they have put in throughout the week.
When children are awarded dojo points they are added to their house total, which encourages teamwork (which links to one of our Boundary promises to ‘work well together’), every Friday this total is calculated and the winning team for that week is announced during our celebration assembly.
‘We may be four houses but we are always one team’
Celebrating 'Always' Children
The Boundary Promises
Promise: If you promise that you will do something, you say to someone that you will definitely do it
“The Boundary Promises are very important. You need to follow the promises to be an Always person and everybody wants to be an Always person because it is just the right thing to do. By being an Always person you learn to be resilient, kind, honest, trustworthy and many more character traits that will help you as you grow up. Another fact about the promises is that if you follow them all, they help to keep you safe and teach you how to be responsible for you own actions. Every choice we make has a consequence, it could be a bad or good consequence depending on the choices you have made. If you make a bad choice it means we have broken one of the promises and that is not good. If you make a promise then you have to keep it. I feel very proud to say that I am an Always person!” Tyler
To learn more about each promise click on the boxes below…
Characteristics of an Always Person
Characteristic: a typical or noticeable quality of someone
An Always person has fantastic character they are often very kind, honest, creative, curious, friendly and dependable to name just a few qualities.
Each week there is a new focus characteristic that is launched during Monday morning assembly by Miss. Ashton. Throughout the week each class look in detail at what that particular characteristic means and how the children can demonstrate it. We celebrate those children who have shown that characteristic by inviting children and staff to nominate someone who they feel deserves special recognition during our ‘characteristic nomination’ section of our celebration assembly which takes place every Friday afternoon.
Please click the button below to find out more information on all the characteristics
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