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Primary Academy

Behaviour and Anti-bullying

Respect yourself and others

Take pride in your environment

Achieve your goals

Rushden Primary Academy is committed to creating an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. Everyone is expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, to accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourage others to do the same. Our behaviour policy guides staff to teach self-discipline not blind compliance. It echoes our core values with a heavy emphasis on respectful behaviour, a partnership approach to managing poor conduct and dynamic interventions that support staff and learners. Children who are able to master the essential skills can make the most of their time in school and thrive in their wider lives. The academy works with the Skills Builder Partnership to support every child to build those skills as a core part of their learning.

The school has 3 simple rules ‘Respect, Pride and Achieve’ which can be applied to a variety of situations and are taught and modelled explicitly.

Below is a copy of our Behaviour Management Policy in full, which expands upon these points and outlines how misbehaviour is dealt with.  Also attached is our Anti-bullying policy.

Paper copies of all policies are available on request at


Anti-Bullying Week 2023-2024

The week commencing 13th November 2023, is when the children will be immersed and exposed to resources about bullying and ways to prevent it from happening at our school.

This year, RPA will be taking part in Odd Socks Day, where we will wear our brightly coloured clothing to resemble our unique personalities. It's important to celebrate differences, because it reminds us that there is nothing wrong with being different.

Furthermore, the children will be coming together to learn the true meaning of bullying, to battle the misconceptions and to learn ways to identify bullying within school. This will happen during a whole school assembly and children will have the opportunity to discuss what they know as well as sharing with each other their ideas.

Back in the classroom, our PSHE lessons will look a little bit different! Children in KS1 will be hearing a story and learning ways to deal with unkind actions and KS2 will be learning the differences within banter and the damage it can cause if not carried out carefully.

For parents, the Anti-Bullying Alliance have put together some resources to help you support your child if they feel they are a victim of bullying. Please have a look through the provided materials below to learn some strategies and approaches and, as always, if you need extra support or advice, do not hesitate in getting in touch.