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Anti-bullying Statement

We define bullying as all forms of physical aggression and verbal abuse.

 

Bullying is:

 

  • deliberately hurtful
  • sustained over a period of time
  • difficult for victims to defend themselves against

 

Bullying can be:

 

  • physical – hitting, kicking, taking belongings
  • verbal – name calling, insulting, making offensive remarks
  • indirect – spreading stories, exclusion from social groups

 

We aim, as a school, to promote a safe and secure environment for adults and children where all can work and learn without anxiety.

 

Pupils should be encouraged not to suffer in silence. We aim to create a culture in which pupils feel safe and supported if they tell. All incidents of bullying should be reported as soon as possible to a member of staff. Pupils should be encouraged to tell someone if they think someone else is being bullied.

 

When bullying is reported the school will;

 

  • speak to all those involved to establish the facts
  • adopt a problem solving approach
  • inform parents of victims and bullies
  • follow up repeatedly, checking that bullying has not resumed
  • ask for help from agencies such as the NSPCC or police if the problem is persistent or difficult to sort out
  • complete the ‘bullying incident record sheet’ and hand it to a member of SLT

 

Bullying will be regularly addressed through assemblies and the circle time sessions in all classes.

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