Definition of Bullying
We share the Anti-Bullying Alliance definition of bullying:
We recognise bullying as 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.
‘Pupils say that bullying is rare because staff look after them and keep them safe. They know how to report any concerns. Leaders make sure that any report of bullying is followed up appropriately.’ - Ofsted Nov 2019
If you are worried your child or another child is being bullied, please contact us to discuss your concerns:
For class teachers, please contact the school office: 01756 793030 / [email protected]
Diane Cooper Cooper, Headteacher: [email protected]
Karen Baines, Anti-Bullying Lead: [email protected]
Or come an talk to us in school.
We believe that:
- Everyone is equal and we must treat each other with dignity and respect.
- Every child and adult in our school has the right to thrive in a safe, nurturing and caring community, without fear of being treated unkindly or experiencing bullying behaviour, irrespective of physical appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, academic ability, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Bullying behaviour, both on and offline is always unacceptable
- Bullying behaviour is a problem not only for the individuals involved, but also for the school and wider community
- All incidents of bullying should be dealt with promptly and effectively
- Best outcomes follow when the school can work with parents/carers to address concerns about bullying behaviour and victimisation.
These beliefs form the basis for our anti-bullying policy as well as the children's anti-bullying charter which was written by our school council after consultation with their peers. You can view these documents using the links below.