The school expects good discipline and high standards of behaviour at all times. Visitors to the school, including inspectors, often comment on students’ good behaviour in lessons and their co-operative, civilised and responsible manner. The last Ofsted inspection awarded the school a rare Grade 1 (outstanding) for behaviour.
Our policy is to promote an ethos where all students, parents and staff treat each other with respect. We insist on polite and civilised relationships. Our aims are incompatible with bullying: all forms of bullying are unacceptable, whether physical, verbal, emotional or cyber-based.
At King James´s, we believe that the way students behave is influenced more by the school´s atmosphere and expectations than through rigid rules and severe sanctions. Our aim is to foster a tolerant, friendly and purposeful atmosphere. Adults reinforce the aims and values of the school in their relationships with students and other adults, as well as in their expectations of the behaviour of students.
Where needed, we have a highly qualified team of nurses and pastoral support workers who are able to offer emotional support alongside day-to-day welfare support. Students also have access to a local authority nurse who can offer more bespoke counselling. Referral to this service can be made through respective Pastoral Officers.
The school´s Anti-bullying and Behaviour for Learning Policies can be found here.