John Stainer


Behaviour and Anti-Bullying 

Children learn social skills and play well together

 At John Stainer we place great emphasis on positively rewarding self-discipline and motivation. We encourage children to understand why certain kinds of behaviour are acceptable and others are not. We help them to understand why we need rules and encourage self-respect, respect for other people, other cultures and our environment. To be most effective, home and school need to work together in managing behaviour. We are always happy to support you if you are experiencing difficulties at home, we have a dedicated School Home Support worker who you can self-refer to at any time.


OFSTED 2024 - "Pupils readily demonstrate the school values, including friendship, respect and community. Pupils are kind to each other, and they do not tolerate bullying".

Our school rules are prominently displayed and are made known to everyone through meetings, our work, behaviour and expectations. We have four school rules that apply wherever the children are in the school, and whoever they are with:


  1. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  2. Always follow instructions given by a staff member.
  3. Swearing, cussing and teasing is never acceptable.
  4. Respect the people and property in your place of work.

 You can read find out more about bullying and behaviour below. Also see the policies section of the website (under about us).



Naturally there are some types of behaviour, which we consider clearly unacceptable and will treat very seriously. Any form of bullying, homophobia, racism, sexism or violence are examples of such behaviour. All of the staff play an important part in making good discipline in John Stainer School and we expect children to respond to whoever is responsible for them in the classrooms, and shared areas, playground or out on visits and journeys. Serious incidents will involve discussion between the child’s parents/carers and the headteacher in order to decide on the appropriate course of action.

We do not believe in, and never use, corporal punishment. Good behaviour and kind or helpful actions are shared with the whole school. We consciously take the time to thank children for good behaviour.


Inclusion Quality Mark 2024 - Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. They show a great deal of respect and care for each other, and their attendance is high.



OFSTED 2024 - In lessons, pupils are calm and sensible. This is because leaders have set clear routines and expectations that are understood and consistently applied. If any issues arise, pupils are encouraged to reflect on their behaviour, and what they might do differently in the future. This helps pupils learn to manage their own behaviour.