Our school is a safe and caring school where children are happy in each other’s company. Our behaviour policy is based on positive praise and recognition for demonstrating our values and characteristics. We have a system of sanctions to deter unacceptable behaviour and attitudes. Everyone in our school is expected to follow our policy, which ensures everyone knows what is expected of them so we all get along with each other and treat each other with kindness and respect.
At Ark Ayrton Primary Academy we have a policy of prevention. Preventing bullying is far easier than responding to incidents when they occur. To prevent bullying, we promote a common anti-bullying approach in which we are supportive of each other, provide positive role models and shared values, and are clear that we will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour.
If bullying is suspected or reported, the incident will be dealt with immediately by the member of staff who has been approached. We will record a clear account of the incident and share this with the parent and the Head of School. We will support affected pupils by offering immediate and continuous support with a member of staff of their choice, working to restore self-esteem and confidence. We'll work with pupils guilty of bullying by discussing what happened and explaining why it was wrong, understanding why they became involved, and creating a strategy for change together with the pupil's parent/carer.
If you are concerned that your child could be experiencing bullying, please let us know as soon as you can and we will work together to resolve the situation.