North Farnborough

Infant School

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Behaviour & Relationships at North Farnborough Infant School


It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live, learn and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone is happy and feels valued, safe and secure. 


Developing good relationships and positive behaviour in the classroom, playground and wider community is essential for creating the right environment for effective teaching and learning. Where children feel included, respected, safe and secure and when their achievements and contributions are valued and celebrated, they are more likely to develop self-confidence, resilience and positive views about themselves. This applies equally to all staff in the learning community. Staff at North Farnborough Infant School are proactive in promoting positive relationships and behaviour in the classroom, playground and wider school community.

We have three school rules that encompass everything we expect of the children:


Be safe
  • We move around school in a safe way
  •  We follow instructions to keep ourselves safe
  •  We use equipment safely
  • We play safely at break and lunchtimes
  •  We stay safe online and make safe choices


Be ready
  • We arrive at school on time
  • We have our equipment ready
  • We show that we are listening


Be respectful
  • We listen when others speak and we respect the property of our friends and the school.
  • We respect that other people have different ideas, beliefs and backgrounds to our own.
  • We respect that people may look different and have different needs but we all feel the same emotions.
  • We respect the law and the rules of school and society.




Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation is a concept to encourage the development of self-regulation and emotional control. Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on whether they realise it or not. Everyone will come across circumstances that test our limits from time to time. If we can recognise when we are becoming less regulated, then we are able to do something about it to manage our feelings and move in to a healthy place. This comes quite naturally to some, but for others it is a skill that needs to be taught and then practiced. This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation.


What are the zones?


The Zones teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and the states of alertness we experience into four coloured zones. It provides strategies to teach children how to become more aware of and independent in controlling their behaviour. Children learn to identify their feelings/level of alertness, understand how their behaviour impacts those around them and learn what tools they can use to manage their feelings and states.


The Four Zones: our feelings and states determine our zone.

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions. However, one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs (all children can achieve high standards).

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings.