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Learning and Growing Together

Behaviour information for Parents

Behaviour at Thursby School 

Please view the section of 'Key Information' then scroll down to 'Policies' where you will find our school's Behaviour Policy and Behaviour Principles that are approved by Governors and form a consistent approach across school.  We review our policy annually and we may make changes to match the current needs of our children/school. 


Pupils at Thursby school are well behaved and repeated behaviour incidents are rare.  Pupils follow our golden rules which are underpinned by our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Teamwork and Positivity. 

Anti-Bullying Policy 2022 -2025

Behaviour leaflet for parents/carers

Bullying is "behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally". A culture of anti-bullying is vital in schools, as bullying can have extremely negative effects on a child's health and wellbeing.

Bullying is rare at our school, thankfully. Sometimes, children can report fall-outs with friends, disagreements within and between families, and other minor incidents as bullying; when actually (although they are unpleasant) incidents like these are a normal part of children growing up, learning how to interact with others, and developing social skills. Our staff take opportunities to work with children who are not getting on, discussing their behaviour and the choices they are making; and then exploring potential consequences and alternative choices. We follow a robust procedure at Thursby School with levelled consequences. We engage with parents to 'nip inappropriate behaviour in the bud' to minimise the risk of it becoming persistent and thereby minimising the risk of potential bullying. 



We deal with any incidents of bullying straight away and no bullying will ever be tolerated.


If you are in any way concerned that your child or another may be subject to bullying, contact your child’s teacher or the headteacher immediately. We will take your concern seriously and work to resolve the problem in a considered way that protects the child.



                                           Several        Times            On           Purpose


What bullying isWhat bullying isn't

Upsetting, embarrassing or disrespecting someone on purpose multiple times and without provocation.


Using social status or other means to repeatedly force another into doing things they don’t want to do, or which they know is wrong.


Forcing someone to hand over money or possessions.


Intentionally causing hurt to someone physically or emotionally, multiple times.


Repeatedly, and without provocation, causing someone to be excluded from a friendship group, e.g. by encouraging others not to be friends with them.


Asking another child to pass on unpleasant messages, multiple times.


Using a form of technology to accomplish the above (cyber bullying).

Falling out with friends or having an argument.


A split in a friendship group which causes children to take sides.


A child hurting another by accident.


An offhand comment made by a child which causes another child to get upset.


Disliking someone because of a personality clash.


Telling a joke about someone (once).


A child who bosses others around and tries to get their own way.


Teasing someone and then getting upset about unwanted consequences.


Fighting (once).


Rough play


Helping to prevent bullying

Prevention is better than cure. Here are some of the ways in which our school combats bullying:


  • Staff model the way that people should speak to each other with respect and tolerance.
  • Respectful, kind behaviour is praised and rewarded routinely.
  • Teachers and teaching assistants understand the friendship groups in their classes and intervene when issues arise which are a normal part of growing up.
  • Any behaviour which is disrespectful, harmful or intolerant towards others is swiftly challenged.
  • Differences (including those related to protected characteristics like race, sexual orientation or religion)  are discussed openly and positively so they don't become an issue.
  • Pupils understand that school does not tolerate bullying. They know that they can speak to a member of staff or the headteacher if they, or someone else they know, are being bullied or are struggling with relationships.
  • PSHE lessons and assemblies convey themes of respect and tolerance as does high-quality texts children read across the curriculum- in different subjects and different themes to explore. 
  • Our pupils are aware of online (cyber) bullying and know to report it if they see it happening to themselves or others. Online Safety is taught explicitly but is also covered across the curriculum.
  • School's care for our children does not start and end at the school gate. We work with our partners the community eg PCSO  to address any bullying issues which children encounter while playing out in the community, or while travelling to/from school.

Behaviour in the community /village


We expect children to behave out of school as good as they behave in school. 

Whilst parents are responsible for how their children behave once they have arrived home each day, if school knows about community incidents involving pupils we may seek external advice and support from our local PCSO.  We expect our parents and families to ensure their children behave appropriately out in the community and that parents are responsible for ensuring they follow their own expectations for behaviour and consequences at home if relevant. All parents are expected to have protective measures in place to ensure their child behaves appropriately and is safe within the local community. School can help give advice for any parents who request support.