Behaviour & Safety
At St. Peter’s C.E. Primary School, we value everyone as an individual, capable of growth, change and development. Our relationships are underpinned by the principles of justice, equality, mutual respect, fairness and consistency. Our school policies on Behaviour and Safety are underpinned by the Written Statement of Behaviour Principles that the Governors expect to be followed.
At St. Peter’s we believe that everyone has a right to feel happy and safe. We believe that everyone is equal and we treat each other with dignity and respect. Our school Behaviour for Learning Policy and Anti-Bullying Policy dovetail as a means of promoting good relationships and fostering a productive partnerships between adults and children alike. Our school commitment is to all work together with the common purpose of ensuring a secure and happy environment free from threat, harassment, discrimination or any type of bullying behaviour. Our children are then able to grow to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school community, reflecting our Christian values in their behaviour.
St. Peter’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all staff and volunteers working in our school to share this commitment. We have adopted the West Sussex Model Child Protection Policy and ensure that there are clear procedures in place to deal with any concerns. All adults who work or volunteer in school must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that these concerns are discussed with parents and carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. All adults working with children in our school are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The Internet is essential to our children's education, future careers and lives. But even the most experienced internet user doesn't understand how children use the internet and how to help them have a safer and more enjoyable learning experience. While the latest smartphones can help keep your children safe by keeping them in constant contact, that technology can also put them in danger online.
While there are general guidelines to follow to keep your children safe online, many of them are common sense and too general to help in many situations. Some of them are out of touch with modern technology, for example advice such as ‘monitor your children's email’. Most children do not communicate primarily through email anymore, or even through text message.
Social media networks and smartphone apps are more popular for chatting and sharing multimedia online. Chances are your child is fully aware of apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and TikTok, or a social network like ASKfm. The majority of these apps and social networks are not appropriate for primary school age children. The NSPCC offers a fantastic searchable guide to social networks, games and apps. www.net-aware.org.uk
Internet safety is a crucial skill for children to develop during this digital age. The following are some other useful sites to help parents and carers understand and teach their child how to stay safe online. They also help parents understand the risks posed to children online and what you can do to protect them. It will also tell you where you can go if you are concerned. What not try:
There are many other sources of information on-line to help and guide you. However if you need help, advice or a means to report a serious on-line incident then visit;
You are of course welcome to discuss any issues or concerns that you may have regarding internet safety with your child’s class teacher or another member of staff. Please contact the School Office to make an appointment.