Ark Franklin’s bespoke, proactive approach to behaviour management encourages pupils to accept responsibility for their actions, show initiative, and understand how they can contribute positively to our learning community. Every opportunity is taken to praise, reward and encourage our children to make the right choice, for we are very aware that positive reinforcement is far more powerful and influential than punitive measures.
We encourage the highest standards of good behaviour and discourage behaviour that undermines learning or confidence. We endeavour to work with parents at every opportunity to ensure and enable each and every child to behave in a positive manner at all times.
At our Academy we have a policy of prevention. Preventing bullying is far easier than responding to incidents when they occur. To prevent bullying, we promote a common anti-bullying approach in which we are supportive of each other, provide positive role models and shared values, and are clear that we will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour.
If bullying is suspected or reported, the incident will be dealt with immediately by the member of staff who has been approached. We will record a clear account of the incident and share this with the parent/carer and the Head of School. We will support affected pupils by offering immediate and continuous support with a member of staff of their choice, working to restore self-esteem and confidence. We'll work with pupils guilty of bullying by discussing what happened and explaining why it was wrong, understanding why they became involved, and creating a strategy for change together with the pupil's parent/carer.
If you are concerned that your child could be experiencing bullying, please let us know as soon as you can and we will work together to resolve the situation.