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, all pupils should be able to tell someone and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff and staff are expected to act as appropriate.
We teach the children about the different forms of bullying and use
In this way children and parents can distinguish between isolated incidents of unkind behaviour and deliberate/ repeated incidents that are intended to cause harm or upset.
When an allegation of bullying is made, a member of staff will investigate this and write down their findings on a recording form. These forms are retained by the headteacher so that patterns of behaviour can be identified and, if necessary, parents are contacted and relevant support or intervention put in place for both victims and perpetrators.
Importantly, we ask that if parents suspect bullying or unkind behaviour has taken place, that they contact school as soon as possible so staff can make the relevant enquiries.
We worked alongside the school council who helped write an ‘Anti-bullying Policy for Children’ and this is revisited throughout the year.
Click the image to view the policy as a PDF