We take the issue of bullying very seriously and strive to make sure that every child feels safe, looked after, valued and happy when they are in school.
We teach children that bullying occurs, 'when someone has hurt another on purpose using unacceptable behaviour which is meant to hurt, frighten or upset'. It can take several forms such as emotional, physical, verbal, homophobic, sexist and cyber-bullying.
When bullying is reported, a member of staff will record what has been reported and the child/children will be asked to log their feelings and what they would like to happen. If they cannot articulate their feelings in writing, an adult will write on their behalf. A copy will then be given to the Anti-Bullying Coordinator who liaises with the class teacher to ensure that an appropriate action is taken.
Children are taught what to do if they feel like they are being bullied, or if they see someone else is being bullied. It is important that they tell an adult.
If a child is responsible for bullying, they are taught to take responsibility for their own actions and accept the sanctions given. The child is encouraged to take steps to repair the damage that has occurred as well as speaking to an adult about their own concerns and fears.
Children take part in lessons about anti-bullying (PSHE lessons) as well as during our ‘Anti-Bullying Week’.
The word ‘STOP’ is used to identify bullying:
It can also mean:
Start Telling Other People.
Children can talk to:
Their class teacher (or another teacher)
Mrs Giliker (Headteacher)
Mrs Nuttall (Deputy Headteacher)
Sandra Orme (Family Support Worker)
More about our approach to anti bullying as well as the latest school anti bullying policy (including the child friendly version) can be found by clicking on the links below: