Our Behaviour Policy is built around our Living Values. Our Values of Respect, Courage, Honesty, Forgiveness, Friendship, Perseverance, Service, Joy, Trust, Thankfulness, Justice, Compassion, Love, Hope and Generosity.
Children know how to identify what is bullying and what being unkind is. We have anti-bullying week (usually called a Friendship and Kindness week) and use our Values to underpin respect. We work with the NSPCC to help children understand further the consequences of bullying and to let them know how they can find help through projects such as Child Line if the need arises.

How we support our pupils and families
  • School counsellor– 1:1 work with children, whole families, with parents and is highly effective in signposting parents to receive the correct help.
  • SENDCO – works with children and families with additional needs and can signpost parents to many different agencies including for example, speech and language therapists, Educational Psychologists, health workers and occupational health services.
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms Howard and Keith Rog (Child Protection Governor) ensure rigorous and robust systems in place within the school to ensure the safety of all of our children. We always act in the interest of the child.
We also liaise with other agencies and people within the local community:
  • Gloucestershire Early Help Hub:
  • Community Social worker
  • Local Community Police Officer
  • Mental Health – Healthy Living and Learning: GHLL and Kick Off Stroud
  • Family Information Service
  • Families First

At Longney CE Primary Academy early assessments help identify the specific needs of our children and families, so that they can be assigned to the correct interventions for their educational, social and emotional needs.

We believe that quality first teaching is far more powerful than children being removed from class for different interventions, although in some cases they do play apart in targeting specific needs.