Bullying is defined as "behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally". A culture of anti-bullying is vital in schools, as bullying can have extremely negative effects on a child's health and wellbeing.
We deal with any incidents of bullying straight away, and make them stop. This includes involving parents/carers. If you are in any way concerned that your child or another may be subject to bullying, contact your child’s teacher or the headteacher immediately. We will take your concern seriously and work to resolve the problem in a considered way which protects the child.
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Upsetting, embarrassing or disrespecting someone on purpose multiple times and without provocation.
Using social status or other means to repeatedly force another into doing things they don’t want to do, or which they know is wrong.
Forcing someone to hand over money or possessions.
Intentionally causing hurt to someone physically or emotionally, multiple times.
Repeatedly, and without provocation, causing someone to be excluded from a friendship group, e.g. by encouraging others not to be friends with them.
Using technology to accomplish the above (cyber bullying).
Falling out with friends or having an argument.
A split in a friendship group which causes children to take sides.
A child hurting another by accident.
An offhand comment made by a child which causes another child to get upset.
Disliking someone because of a personality clash.
Telling a joke about someone (once).
A child who bosses others around and tries to get their own way.
Prevention is better than cure. Here are some of the ways in which our school combats bullying:
Click here to read school's anti-bullying policy.