At Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School we place high value on providing an environment characterised by excellent behaviour and underpinned by respectful relationships.
We believe that high quality teaching and pupil learning develop within a school community where there is a positive and inclusive culture. Such a culture is evident by the behaviour of its entire staff using good interpersonal skills and a high involvement with its pupils.
If concerns are raised, our approach is to minimise the chance of unwanted or unacceptable behaviour by creating a culture of respect for all, a genuine ethos of inclusion and a real understanding of others’ rights and of our own responsibilities.
We have a very well-developed PSHE curriculum, Jigsaw, that helps each child develop their understanding of behaviour, emotions and relationships from a child’s very first years in school and encourage genuine discussion around relationship issues.
To promote positive behaviour as well as our Jigsaw programme we use three specific behaviour tools to help children learn what is acceptable and what is not:
1, 2, 3, Magic
Zones of Regulation
We recognise that bullying can come in different forms: physical, verbal, relational (being left out, ignored). It can occur due to perceived differences and can take place in the presence of others (bystanders).
We have a zero tolerance to bullying. We will always formally record any instances of bullying behaviour and would involve parents at the earliest opportunity. Please see our Behaviour Policy and Anti-bullying policy for full details.