It is a primary aim of our academy that every member of the community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, the values of which are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The academy's behaviour policy is therefore intended to support all members of our community in living and working together in a mutually beneficial way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
The academy has a number of rules, but our behaviour policy is not primarily concerned with rule enforcement. It is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn.
We aim to treat all children fairly, to help them grow in a safe and secure environment and to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school and the wider community. The academy aims to promote and reward good behaviour, as this will develop an ethos of kindness and cooperation. We aim to promote good behaviour, rather than merely deter anti-social behaviour
One thing we are very clear about is that we will not tolerate violence of any kind, and would act swiftly in cases where this occurs. Similarly, if we are made aware of any kind of bullying this is fully investigated and dealt with where it is found. It is very likely that parents will be involved at an early stage in such situations. It is unusual for us to exclude children from school, but this option is open to us in the most serious cases.
If you would like to know more please see Behaviour Policy and Anti Bullying Policy.
Anti- Bullying Statement
Bullying is a very emotive word and it must be noted that all incidents of aggression are not bullying (Please see below). Although, through our Behaviour Policy, we work hard to ensure bullying does not happen, we must be realistic and realise that we may at any time be confronted with bullying in some form or another.
A clear aim of Utterby Primary Academy is to prevent bullying of any sort and to ensure that everyone can operate in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied. All members of the community, including governors, teaching and non-teaching staff, pupils and parents should have an understanding of what bullying is and be familiar with the School policies related to this - therefore the aim of the policy is to help members of the school community to deal with bullying when it occurs and, even more importantly, to prevent it.
Bullying is an anti-social behaviour which affects everyone; it is unacceptable and it will not be tolerated. Everyone in the community has a responsibility to report any incident of bullying that comes to their attention and these reports will always be taken seriously.