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Behaviour

Behaviour & Anti Bullying Procedures

We have high expectations for behaviour at Sutton.  Our School rules have been developed with the children and are kept to a minimum. They are based on the principles of consideration and respect for self and others. The aim is for pupils to achieve self-discipline and develop their own sense of responsibility.

Bullying

From time to time children fall out with each other.  How we deal with conflict is part of our social development.  At Sutton Primary Academy we actively promote values and positive behaviour, which are the skills needed to work collaboratively and make a positive contribution to a team.

Bullying is different to the normal falling out and arguments children often have with their friends at play as they grow up.

It is the sustained intimidation of a victim that is emotionally carried out by a person or group in order to cause physical and/or emotional hurt. It can be a single, unresolved, intimidating incident or a series of intimidating incidents.  Bullying is a deliberate act, carried out to cause distress in order to give the bully (or bullies) the feeling of power status or some other gratification.

Prevention of Bullying

If incidents of bullying occur we will deal with them but we hope to create an atmosphere where bullies do not thrive and are a rarity.

We will create this atmosphere by:

Encouraging Friendships

  • All pupils will take part in positive group work in class because it develops good communication skills and teaches us to work together as friends and team members.
  • In class we will make use of circle times and PSHE lessons to develop friendship bonds and understand their value and importance. This ethos will be reinforced in school assemblies and the whole school culture.
  • We will promote good values using the values jars.

Building the confidence of all pupils

  • We will create a culture where it is okay to talk about weaknesses and worries in a supportive, caring environment.  Our Learning Mentor and EBD Teaching Assistants will support the work in class to build confidence and self-esteem. We will use worry boxes to share feelings too.
  • We will use social groups and nurture groups to work with specific children.
  • Our school ethos is based on positive reinforcement. We are always on the lookout for good behaviour, excellent work and kindness which we can all reward.
  • Pupils will be taught how to cope with what happens when friendships go wrong and given strategies to deal with conflict. They will also have specific lessons about the problem of bullying.
  • It is important to remember that it is not necessarily bullying when friendships go wrong

We have a detailed Anti-Bullying Policy and a Behaviour Policy, both of which can be accessed via our website for further information

REWARDS
Pupils are regularly rewarded in a variety of ways for demonstrating outstanding behaviour for example;

  • Stickers
  • Housepoints
  • Headteachers Awards
  • Golden Time
  • Star of the Week
  • Child of the Term

In the very few instances when pupils make choices that are not in line with our expectations, the consequences of their actions are clearly outlined to them. We take swift action to deal with any incidents of bullying and the children and parents or carers are encouraged to discuss any problems at an early stage.

In extreme cases of behavioural concern, parents or carers will be contacted and the matter will be dealt with by the Headteacher in partnership with them. The Headteacher, in consultation with the Governing Body, can exclude children from school.