Behaviour & Anti-Bullying

BEHAVIOUR:
Cassana Performance Academy is committed to providing a happy environment in which children can learn in and staff can teach in. For this reason we have an expectation of behaviour standards within the academy for staff (including volunteers), students and parents which are laid out below.

Students will:
• Treat their peers and teaching staff with respect.
• Behave in a manner that does not impact negatively on the learning of others.
• Be kind and do not start, take part or encourage behaviour that is offensive or leads to the exclusion of any other student.
• Support their peers through encouragement and kindness.
• Never present behaviour that is discriminatory or use derogatory language regarding someone’s age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
• Not engage in any online behaviour that could be defined inappropriate – please see our e-safety policy for full details on appropriate online behaviour.

Staff will:
• Treat their colleagues, students and parents with respect.
• Remain professional at all times as laid out in our Professional Code of Conduct Policy.
• Be kind and supportive to all students.
• Always ensure that students are encouraged to do their best.
• Maintain good relations with parents and offer advice, support, guidance and feedback regarding their child if asked to do so.
• Never present behaviour that is discriminatory or use derogatory language regarding someone’s age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
• Not engage in any online behaviour that could be defined inappropriate – please see our e-safety policy for full details on appropriate online behaviour.

Parents/Guardians will:
• Respect teaching staff, their knowledge and ability to judge the best options for each individual child.
• Not take part in any behaviour that encourages an over-competitive atmosphere or creates friction between other parents, students or staff.
• Always speak to CPA if they have any concerns or queries.
• Never present behaviour that is discriminatory or use derogatory language regarding someone’s age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
• Not engage in any online behaviour that could be defined inappropriate – please see our e-safety policy for full details on appropriate online behaviour.

Failure to adhere to the behavioural expectations could lead to disciplinary action or dismissal for staff and exclusion from CPA activities and classes for students and/or parents. Under no circumstances will bullying be tolerated, or any behaviour that infringes the human rights of others or that affects the health and safety of themselves or others. Any offensive, aggressive or physical abuse towards staff will not be tolerated and could lead to immediate exclusion from Cassana Performance Academy.

ANTI-BULLYING:
If, at any time concerns are raised regarding bullying between staff, students or parents, by any of the said parties, CPA will endeavour to manage the situation promptly and effectively, by following the procedures laid out below.

• An informal chat with the accused and the accuser (separately) will be the first action taken, reminding all involved of the behavioural expectations as laid out above.
• Take written notes on any information given to ensure an accurate account is held.

• If the informal chat does not alleviate the issue then all parties involved will have a formal meeting. If the issues are between students then this must involve parents/guardians as well, unless it is not in the child’s best interest to have them present. This will be determined by the Designated Safeguarding Officer.
• If the issue is not resolved and bullying behaviour continues, this could result in the accused being excluded from all CPA activities if they cannot adhere to the academy’s behaviour policy.

If bullying concerns are against a member of staff, these should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Officer. Please see our safeguarding policy for the correct procedure to follow.