The schools behaviour and anti-bullying policies can be found here.

Parent's Responsibilities

  • Parents are crucial in shaping attitudes, which produce good behaviour

  • We expect parents and all adults to be models of good behaviour for the children. This is especially important on and around school premises, because children learn from the examples set by adults.

  • We believe the school must maintain positive channels of communication with parents so that they are well informed and can play their part i the three-way partnership. The school actively collaborates with parents so that children receive consistent messages about how to behave at home and at school.

  • We ask parents to familiarise themselves with school procedures and rules and to accept a degree of accountability for their children's behaviour. E.g. damage to school equipment, bullying etc.

  • We expect parents to support their child's learning and to cooperate with the school as set out in the home school agreement. We try to build a supportive dialogue between home and school and we inform parents immediately if we have concerns about their child's welfare or behaviour.

  • If the school has to use reasonable sanctions to discipline a child (as set out in this policy) we expect parents to support the actions of the school. If parents have any concerns about the way that their child has been treated, they should initially contact the class teacher. If the concern remains they should contact the Deputy Head teacher or the Head teacher. If these discussions cannot resolve the problem, the parents should inform the governing body and a formal grievance or appeal process can be implemented.

Pupils conduct outside the school gates - teachers' powers

What the law allows - subject to the schools behaviour policy, the teacher may discipline a pupil for:

  • Any misbehaviour when the child is

    • taking part in any school-organised or school-related activity or

    • travelling to or from school or

    • wearing school uniform or

    • in some other way identifiable as a pupil at the school

  • Or misbehaviour at any time, whether or not the conditions above apply, that:

    • could have repercussions for the orderly running of the school or

    • poses a threat to another pupil or member of the public or

    • could adversely affect the reputation of the school.

Bullying and Racial Incidents

Crumlin High Level Primary School has a seperate anti-bullying policy which includes how the school deals with racist incidents which is available on this website - click here.

Bullying is deliberately hurtful behavior, which is often repeated over a period of time and where the innocent victim os unable to defend themselves. It takes 4 main forms

  • Physical: hitting, kicking and taking belongings

  • Verbal: Name-calling, racist insults, jokes

  • Indirect: excluding or ignoring someone, spready nasty jokes

  • Cyber bullying: electronic harassment

Bullying involves treating someone differently or being unkind to them because of a difference between them and the bully. This could be racist, sexist, disability or look. The school will deal with off site bullying reported to the school by following the anti-bullying policy strategy.

Racial incidents can take a variety of forms:

  • Name calling - insults, jokes, taunts on the basis of race

  • Racist graffiti - on walls, books, desks, school bags

  • Literature - books, comics or leaflets

  • Cyber - using electronic means to harass on the basis of race, colour, religion and ethnicity

  • Comments - in discussion

  • Refusal to co-operate or work with a member of different ethnic group

  • Threatened or actual physical assault because of a pupil's colour or ethnicity.

It is unlawful to discriminate either directly or indirectly on the ground of race - colour, race, nationality. citizenship and ethnic or national origin.

Racism not only relates to the individual concerned, but also, by inference, extends to their family and their ethnic community as a whole.