At St Joseph's we aim to create a warm, friendly, welcoming school where pupils and parents feel valued and listened to. We work hard to live out our Mission Statement of "Together we love, learn, follow Jesus", this requires all children to show each other respect both in, and out of, the classroom including in the playground and also at home. Alongside our R.E. curriculum which teaches the gospel values, our pupils benefit from the delivery of the Kidsafe programme, which is delivered by a trained professional, as well as having appropriate behaviour modelled at all times. However, we are aware that there are occasions when children make poor decisions and need to be supported to make the right choices.
Bullying behaviour is unacceptable and will be challenged. Reports of bullying behaviour will be recorded and taken seriously and there will be a clear and swift response to any report of bullying behaviour. Pupils will be listened to, will know that it is “OK to tell,” who to tell, and how to tell. Parents will be informed of any incident, listened to, and will be kept appraised of how their concerns are being dealt with.
It is not bullying when:
School's Responses to Bullying
There are lots of organisations that provide support and advice if you have further concerns, these include: