5 Ways to Respect


5 Ways to Respect’ Rules

At Portfield, we believe that respect is at the heart of positive behaviour and that all members of the school community have a responsibility to promote this core value. In collaboration with the children, we have created five key rules that help us promote respect around our school:


R1: To speak respectfully

  • Speak politely (please, thank you, sorry, excuse me)
  • Think before you speak
  • Look at the person you are speaking with
  • Think about how loud you need to be
  • Praise others when they are successful or trying hard
  • Greet people nicely (Good morning, Hello, How are you?)


R2: To behave respectfully

  • Accept that staff have responsibility for the safety of the children
  • Accept staff decisions without argument
  • Engage in learning by asking questions and working hard
  • Listen and considering the opinions of others
  • Stay out of the personal space of others
  • Treat people as you would like to be treated


R3: To respect the environment

  • Walk calmly and quietly around the school building
  • Put rubbish/recycling in the correct bins
  • Tidy up after you have used a space in the school
  • Report any damage to a member of staff
  • Use resources sparingly so you do not waste them
  • Treat the school belongings as you would want others to treat your belongings


R4: To respect your own learning

  • Strive to do your best at all times
  • Be ready for learning when lessons are starting
  • Have the correct equipment for learning
  • Ask for help (from friends and staff)  if you need it
  • Complete your home learning to the best of your ability
  • Take responsibility for your own learning


R5: To respect the learning of others

  • Work hard so that do not distract others from their learning
  • Respond kindly to what others say
  • Work calmly and quietly
  • Support others to achieve well
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Listening and consider the opinions of others