Good manners are not only encouraged, but expected at Bentley and excellent manners and behaviour is often mentioned by parents, relatives and visitors who come to the school as well as when pupils are out on school visits. We want all of our children to follow the 'Sorry, Thank You, Excuse Me, Please' (S.T.E.P.) code all the time. Each term three children from each year group, who have shown superb manners over the term in many different situations as noted by all staff, are selected to receive a S.T.E.P. award. In a special assembly, in front of the whole school plus teaching staff, each child is presented with a certificate and a special badge.
We are incredibly proud of our S.T.E.P. award winners this term.
Year R – Erin, Orla, Tommy
Year 1 – Arthur, Edie, Frankie
Year 2 – Alex, Freddie, Otto
Year 3 – Agnes, Lexi, Rhys
Year 4 – Bella, Percival, Poppy
Year 5 – Emma, Francis, Sophie
Year 6 – Charlotte, Razi, Tristan
Our School values of Love, Courage and Community are woven into all aspects of the school day at Bentley - in the classroom, in the playground, in the lunch hall, on the sports field, everywhere. We encourage each child to recognise how important these values are and to do their best to embody them throughout their time here and, we hope, when they move on to secondary school.
This year we asked the staff members to vote for two children, a boy and a girl, who they believe typifies our values in their behaviour.
In our end of term assembly we were delighted and very proud to announce the winners of the Values Cups as Hamish, Year 2 & Phoebe, Year 3
At Bentley we recognise kindness in all sorts of ways and encourage the children to always consider others.
This year staff nominated Emma, Year 4, as a child in the school who they believe to be incredibly kind. Well done Emma!