We set very high standards for children’s conduct from the moment they are admitted to the school. Bullying is never tolerated at our school. Staff always look to praise children for their good behaviour and in so doing encourage and reinforce that behaviour. Children who let themselves down in class through poor behaviour are given one clear warning about their conduct. If this does not lead to an improvement in their attitude a consequence is discussed and acted upon if need be.
Children are taught about the difference between right and wrong during Social Education discussions in the classroom and through the assemblies which they attend. Children are taught that in all situations they have a choice regarding how they behave. They are actively taught strategies for how to deal with any conflicts or disagreements that may arise. We teach children to be assertive, rather than aggressive.
Should a problem occur between two children at school which parents are unhappy about, they are asked to refer this problem to their child’s teacher. We strongly advise parents not to approach other children as this usually leads to the problem escalating.