Southwater Junior Academy is a happy and warm school. Children are encouraged to show kindness and respect to one other. This can be seen day to day with children helping each other in classrooms and corridors, children holding doors open for each other, shaking hands after football matches, the way children play together and the general atmosphere across the school.
Through assemblies, class lessons and relationships we constantly reinforce our shared values.
As a school we take bullying and its impact seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that known incidents of bullying will be responded to.
Bullying will not be tolerated. The school will seek ways to counter the effects of bullying that may occur within school or in the local community. The ethos of our school fosters high expectations of outstanding behaviour and we will consistently challenge any behaviour that falls below this.
All aspects of behaviour management and discipline are built on the foundations of our rights and responsibility charter.
• Children require clearly communicated expectations and boundaries that are consistently and fairly applied across the school by all adults.
• Adults and children will adhere to the school’s rights and responsibility charter.
• Behaviour in all contexts, both within and beyond the school gate, will be dealt with in a way that maintains personal dignity and promote integrity, honesty and trust.
• Procedures for behaviour management and discipline as set out below will be followed as appropriate to the needs of the individual child, the immediate situation, the context of learning and the prevailing circumstances. Consideration will also be taken as to the short and long term outcome required.
• All adults and children are expected to promote and present high levels of respect and regard for one another, thereby being role models for each other, where appropriate, by;
- Using polite, warm greetings and respectful conversations.
- Moving around the school with consideration for others.
- Maintaining the tidiness and organisation of the physical environment of the school.
- Listening respectfully.
- Allowing all to succeed.
'I AM' Anti Bullying Film
At Southwater Junior Academy staff and pupils work together to create a happy and safe environment for all to work in.
To encourage appropriate behaviour we have five ‘academy rules’ which we have called ‘Our Academy Charter’, closely linked to our work in UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools’ initiative.
If you think you are being bullied remember to:
•TELL US - You will be listened to, you will be believed and we will do something about it. We might need to tell someone else but we will tell you what we are going to do first.
•Tell the person who is bullying you that you know they are a bully and that you are going to tell someone.
Advice for Pupils
Don’t ignore someone being bullied
Try to be there for the bullied person
Tell someone about it – they might be able to get help
If you are bullying someone
It’s not too late to stop bullying
Ask yourself why you’re behaving that way, do you really want to hurt or upset people?
Imagine how you would feel if this was happening to you.
Talk to someone about your situation.