We operate an inclusive approach to behaviour. Our children are individuals and come to school with differing backgrounds, dispositions and experiences. All have needs and entitlements and are members of our school community. Strong teacher pupil relationships, a safe and supportive environment, high expectations and personalised approaches are vital.
Special emphasis is placed on self-regulation and self-discipline. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions and to have high expectations of themselves and respect for others. It is of vital importance that children see parents and school staff working together in their best interest.
Bullying is the purposeful choosing of behaviours that threaten, intimidate or hurt someone, which is often, but not always, repeated over time and involves a real or perceived power balance.
Our child friendly bullying definition is:
‘Actions or words by a person or group used to deliberately hurt someone else, usually (but not always) repeatedly.’
It is important that children falling out and one off acts of aggression are not viewed as bullying. Incidents become bullying when there is an imbalance of power. Our young children are at an early stage of learning about healthy relationships, conflict resolution, managing their own feelings and behaviours and working as part of a group. We use the principles of Restorative Approaches to help support children to work together to rebuild and repair relationships when they have broken down.
Our Behaviour and self-esteem policy and Anti-bullying policy can be found in the policies section.