Behaviour and Anti-Bullying
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.
We record all rewards and any serious negative behvaviour on an electronic system which allows us to monitor effectively and report to governors. It also ensures we have accurate records which allows us to respond effectively to any parent concerns.
We believe in creating a culture of self-discipline and personal responsibility. We do this through rewarding the positives, promoting our school values and providing children with a range of opportunities to contribute to the development of their school.
We recognise that children will make mistakes and that sometimes their behaviour can be thoughtless and unkind. When this happens the school responds taking in to account their age and understanding. We apply the behaviour policy fairly and consistently. TA senior leader is on duty every lunchtime and will meet children and reflect with them on what they have done, why it happened, what they can do differently and what they can do to make things better.
Please see the policies section of the website for our most recent behaviour policy and anti-bullying policies. These are reviewed annually.
The school will not tolerate bullying either in school, outside of school or online. Our policies were reviewed with parents, children and staff and is reviewed annually.
As part of our current anti-bullying 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.
We hold the Bullying Intervention Group Award for Excellence as a result of our hard work.
Anti-Bullying In Our School
Each year we appoint and training anti-bullying ambassadors who work alongside Mr Riordan (Anti-Bullying Champion) and Mrs Jones (Anti-Bullying Governor).
We look forward to beginning more exciting work this year when we will be training anti-bullying ambassadors from Year 1 to Year 6. This work will be child led and will include:
- A child led review of our anti-bullying policy
- Creating a school pledge
- Training school staff
- Anti-Bullying Week
- Leading anti-bullying assemblies
- Workshops for all classes during anti-bullying week
Please see our Anti-Bullying Ambassador page under Pupil Viewpoint to see what we have done so far and for further resources. We are really proud of this work.
If you have any concerns about bullying please share it with school.
The school has a responsibility to tackle bullying outside of school and on social media. If you need us we will be there for you.
We have an anti-bullying noticeboard in the school hall.
This year we trained all children as ambassadors online during our November 2020 anti-bullying week. This was part of a wide ranging set of activities the children were able to take part in to embed our anti-bullying culture.