Supporting children’s emotional development and mental health is a key priority and is at the heart of New Village. Thrive underpins our approach to supporting the development of behaviour in our school; understanding neurological & emotional development and trauma informed practice guides our school ethos and value.
With this in mind, we have staff trained in Thrive, Trauma Informed Practice, Mental Health Leads & First Aiders, Rainbows & Sunbeams and we work closely with ‘With Me in Mind’. For further information, please see our Inclusion Page & our policies.
Respect for Others
The school believes that all students, whatever their race, culture, gender, faith, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual abilities have the right to:
- a safe and secure environment at school
- concentrate on their educational progress without fear of others
- to have their emotional needs understood and supported so that they are then able to learn
We promote an environment which teaches pupils respect for others and where all members of the school are encouraged to contribute to a caring and effective atmosphere.
Dealing with Incidents
All reported incidents are treated very seriously and are fully investigated by the school and the Leadership Team. Any incident of bullying (child on child abuse) is recorded and any action would take one or more of the following forms depending on the severity of the incident:
- sincere apology
- a warning as to the consequences of a repeated offence
- parents/carers informed of the behaviour and of the school’s concern
- interview with the Headteacher
All students are encouraged to speak to a member of staff if they are being made to feel uncomfortable at school or if they witness this happening to others. Please make sure that you or your child lets us know if there is a problem that is making them unhappy. Bullying cannot be dealt with if the school is unaware of the problem.
In addition, the victim will be provided with support and reassurance and they are told to inform their class teacher or other adult immediately should there be any further incidents. It is also usual practice for parents/carers to be informed of the incident.