The well-being, happiness and safety of all pupils are of paramount importance. Whilst teachers have responsibility for their own classes, all staff share in the pastoral care of children whilst they are at school, with overall responsibility maintained by the Headteacher.
We expect high standards of behaviour, respect and courtesy from all children and adults in our community, to create environment in which all children can be happy and work effectively. We believe that good behaviour is based on self-esteem and mutual respect.
Incidents of name-calling, bullying, racism or any aggressive behaviour are dealt with firmly. Children are not expected to ‘hit back’ if they are hurt but to seek help from a member of staff.
We encourage children to resolve their disputes by discussions. In the first instance, any behaviour problems are dealt with by the class teacher. If they persist or become more serious, then the Deputy and ultimately the Headteacher will become involved, as will parents.
Parents will be informed of any major incidents involving their children. Parents are asked to inform class teachers of any problems that children are worried about.
Every child’s welfare is of paramount importance. We try to ensure each child is safe and happy, and we take seriously any concerns about a child’s welfare. As with all schools in Hackney we follow the local Child Protection Procedures. The Headteacher is the designated Child Protection Officer at this school.
If you have worries about any particular child’s well-being please speak to a class teacher, Headteacher or Deputy Head. The school respects personal and confidential information, however, if we have particular concerns about a child we may be required to contact our Schools Attendance Officer or the Social Services Department.