Alfreton Park School are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils and staff to enable them to learn and work in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Our school values, ‘Were Caring, Were Brave and We aim high’ all support this.

We promote an understanding across the school community that bullying is unacceptable, and action will be taken against it. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively in a safe and sensitive manner.

We thrive on promoting a happy and safe environment for our pupils to learn in with the wellbeing of all at the forefront of our minds.

We recognise that our pupils must be able to express their worries or concerns knowing that these will be taken seriously and that the appropriate support will be given. Pupils will be given the resources necessary in order to facilitate this communication. We realise that in any school community there will be disagreements between pupils which may result in verbal or physical aggression. Such incidents will be addressed initially through the provisions of the school’s Behaviour Policy and will be avoided, wherever possible, through recognition and understanding of individual Behaviour Plans.

We always promote the highest expectations of behaviour, self-respect and respect for others. Our comprehensive RSHE programme, as well as assemblies, circle time and much more, all support the teaching & delivery of anti-bullying. We also ensure that Anti-Bullying week is programmed for the school year, with lots of chances for discussions and learning to take place. Opportunities are planned specifically to enable pupils to talk about issues surrounding all forms of bullying. They are given clear guidance on what constitutes bullying and through discussion, stories, art and drama opportunities are given, with the chance to rehearse strategies for dealing with bullying. Pupils are always encouraged to speak to someone about their worries, and advised that they should tell someone at home, their teacher, another adult in the school, a friend or older pupil.

Our pupils benefit from daily Thrive in classes, as well as some pupils accessing Thrive interventions when necessary.

We are extremely proud of all of our pupils.