Statement of school values and position on bullying
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 always unacceptable and is not tolerated.
As a school we are committed to not only dealing with bullying but to do all that we can to prevent it happening in the first place. We seek to build self-esteem, confidence and resilience in pupils and to develop tolerance of others. We use PSHE lessons to explore issues around bullying, consider other people’s points of view and to develop strategies for dealing with bullying.
Aims of our Anti-bullying policy:
To help pupils, parents and staff understand what is meant by bullying and how to report incidents of it;
For pupils, parents and staff to be assured that allegations of bullying will be taken seriously and will be acted upon;
To clarify effective and sensitive systems for dealing with allegations of bullying and for supporting both ‘victim’ and ‘bully’ to ensure that bullying behaviour does not continue.
This policy was developed by School Council. Class representatives liaised with their classes and the ideas were collated by School Council. The children's aim was to create an anti-bullying policy that was suitable for younger children in the school. This policy is now displayed in all the classrooms and around the school.