The school teaches a values led curriculum that aims to promote the social and emotional development of our pupils. Our full behaviour policy can be found on the "Our School" page under policies.
Here at PPS we celebrate good social and learning behaviour through a wide range of rewards that children can earn. Where behaviour falls short of our high expectations we have a clear policy and processes to address this.
Within this approach we also believe it is important to understand that children make mistakes. Forgiveness is an important part of moving on from an incident.
Please click HERE for the PPS response to dealing with behaviour issues.
The school will not tolerate bullying either in school, outside of school or online. Our policy is being reviewed with parents, children and staff during the 2018/19 academic year.
As part of our current strategy we hold an annual anti-bullying week in November. Bullying is a standing agenda item on every school council meeting. The school has worked with the 401 foundation and has a dedicated Learning Mentor who is our anti-bullying champion.
Anti-Bullying In Our School
On the 19th of September 2018 14 children who had been selected by their class teachers attended anti-bullying training with the Diana Awards. Our children from Year 4 to Year 6 spent the day with children from primary, secondary and special schools from across the South West of England.
Accompanied by Mr Riordan, Miss Allen (Learning Mentor) and Mrs Jones (Safeguarding Governor) the children learnt an agreed definition of bullying, the definitions of different types of bullying, all about equality and how they can work with staff, parents and other childen to create an effective anti-bullying culture within our school. In the afternoon they began to plan what action they would take over this school year to do this.
The children and staff had an inspirational day thanks to the fanatastic leadership of the trainers from the Diana Award.
We look forward to beginning this exciting work now we are back in school that will include:
- A child led review of our anti-bullying policy
- Creating a school pledge
- Training school staff
- Leading anti-bullying assemblies
- A poster campaign
- Workshops for all classes during anti-bullying week