Behaviour & Safety
At Towngate Primary Academy, we strive to instil a sense of responsibility and understanding in all of our pupils. This year, we have relaunched our behaviour policy to encourage exemplary behaviour in and around school.
At Towngate Primary Academy, we follow three key principles:
We expect our pupils to be ready to learn, respectful of themselves, others and our school and remember to make the right choices to keep everybody safe.
In addition to class prizes and achievement certificates given to children during Celebration Assembly each week, at Towngate we use 'class marbles' as an incentive to work collaboratively as a team throughout our academy. In order to be awarded marbles, our pupils are encouraged to share, support one another, follow instructions carefully and respect one another in and out of the classroom. Each week in celebration assembly, the class with the most marbles is awarded an extra playtime; the winning class at the end of each half term is awarded £10 from the Academy for a class treat.
Every year we spent a week focusing on the importance of working together to banish bullying from our academy. We focus our assemblies and elements of our curriculum (including PSHCE, Values, Art and English) around the topic of bullying and spend time discussing and exploring the many forms of bullying and the impace this can have on individuals. We recognise that bullying is:
'‘the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group. Bullying can come in many forms, including verbal, emotional physical and through cyber-space.’
Our pupils understand that bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via text messages, social media or gaming, which can include the use of images and video) and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, special educational needs or disabilities, or because a child is adopted, in care or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences.
Specialist Advice and Support
The following websites offer a range of advice, guidance and support on the topic of bullying.