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 and parents, 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 – Anna, Josie, Montanna
Year 1 – Gabriel, Seb, Zoe
Year 2 – Anwita, Chloe, Will
Year 3 – Amelia, Gabriel, Harriet
Year 4 – Imogen, Oliver, Willa
Year 5 – Annie, Harry, Isaac
Year 6 – Emily, Lily, Michaela
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 Autumn we asked all the children in the school and all the staff members to vote for two children, a boy and a girl, who they believe typifies our values in their behaviour.
In a special assembly at the end of the Autumn Term we were delighted and very proud to announce the winners of the Value Cup:
Maddison & Milo, Year 6
At Bentley we recognise kindness in all sorts of ways and encourage the children to always consider others.
Each year we ask the children and staff to nominate a child in the school who they believe to be incredibly kind. In a special collective worship we announced Harry (Year 4) to be the winner of the Kindness Cup for Autumn 2019. Well done Harry!