The Vision of Barningham CEVC Primary School is to inspire lifelong learners, guided by the example of Jesus. We do this through our core values to be ambitious, to be kind and to give. This is integral to our behaviour and discipline policy.

We aim to provide an excellent education in a healthy, safe, supportive learning environment, where people are valued and make positive contributions to the school community, and where pupils enjoy and achieve and go on to attain social and economic well-being as responsible, independent members of society.

The Anti-Bullying & Behaviour Policy ensures that we offer all pupils an education of the highest quality as an essential preparation for life and to enable each pupil to develop their talents to the full, both as an individual and as a member of the wider community.

As a Christian school, we believe in the values of kindness and giving. This helps us to grow our future world to make it a better place. Although we do not tolerate poor behaviour, we strongly believe in forgiveness and giving pupils the opportunities to learn from their mistakes and make things right again so they can be the best that they can be. Our Rainbow Ladder reflects this as it gives children the opportunity to move up and down the ladder throughout the course of the day, so all children know how they are doing with their behaviour within a school day.

All significant behaviour incidents are logged on CPOMs, our online portal, and this information is analysed to identify any trends in behaviour and to plan next steps. This is reported and shared with governors as data to explore, understand and challenge leaders where appropriate.


Our school mission is to grow in faith, grow in learning and grow our future world. We do this by following 3 core values; to be ambitious, to be kind and to give. Following in the example of Jesus, as a school we pride ourselves in being kind and not expecting anything in return.

Therefore, bullying does not align itself with our core vision and values and we do not tolerate it in this school.

Definition of Bullying

The Anti-Bullying Alliance and its members have an agreed shared definition of bullying based on research from across the world over the last 30 years. We share this definition as follows:

‘Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.’

We use this definition to distinguish when bullying is taking place and how this differs to other separate behaviour incidents.

Bullying is wrong and damages individual children. We therefore do all we can to prevent it, by developing a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as unacceptable.

To read in more detail about our Anti-bullying & Behaviour policy, please click here.