“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 are committed to providing a caring, friendly, and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, it will always be taken seriously and prompt action taken.
We believe a school’s response to bullying should not start at the point at which a child has been bullied. We promote an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and the school staff with respect because they know that this is the right way to behave.
We aim to develop strategies to prevent bullying occurring in the first place. This involves talking to pupils about accepting and celebrating differences in PSHE lessons, through dedicated events like anti-bullying week and through assemblies where our monthly values are displayed and by regular discussion of possible bullying scenarios. Our school 6 R’s programme promotes positive behaviour and learning attitudes and a sense of personal responsibility.
We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a member of staff. Prompt action is always taken and parents informed of any allegation of bullying.
An allegation of bullying form will be completed when there is an accusation of bullying which records the voice of the children and parent and will set out out an action plan.