Behaviour: Ready, Respectful, Safe
Our behaviour policy is based on three principles which are our three rules: be ready, be respectful and be safe.
You can read our behaviour policy in full on our policies page.
Our 'anti-bullying' approach:
Our anti-bullying work is informed by the Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA). We have adopted their 10 key principles:
What do we mean by 'bullying'?
Not all situations in which children and young people are involved in conflict or relationship difficulties can be understood as bullying. ‘Relational conflict’ is one way of describing such non-bullying situations.
We, and the ABA, define bullying as: the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
We follow guidance from the Anti-Bullying alliance around creating a culture in school that prevents bullying, and deals with it swiftly if it does occur.
Our school aims to prevent bullying by:
Celebrating difference and diversity in all
Having a strong anti-bullying ethos
Developing staff skills in preventing and dealing with bullying - all staff are trained using the ABA resources.
Each November we take part in Anti-Bullying week. This academic year, is started on Monday 15th November with Odd Socks Day!
Staff also received training from the anti-bullying alliance on different types of bullying, how to respond to bullying and how to ensure our culture in school helps to prevent bullying.
If you would like to access training yourself from the Anti-Bullying alliance, this can be done for free here.