Pupils have the right to learn in a supporting, caring and safe environment without the fear of being bullied. We have a clear policy on good citizenship.
Bullying is a form of an unacceptable form of antisocial behaviour. It must not be tolerated. We try to record and track every happening - but we rely on parents and guardians to keep us informed of the dynamic nature of this often hidden world.
Please help us to deal with every incident of bullying quickly, firmly and fairly.
If bullying is suspected, we speak to the victim, the suspected bully and any witnesses.
If any type of bullying is suspected, the following steps are taken:
- Help is given, support and advise, if appropriate, to the victim and the bully.
- Pupils are given the immediate opportunity to talk about the incident with
their class teacher, or another teacher if they prefer.
- The victim’s and bully’s parents/guardians are informed and invited to
discuss any significant incident
- By implementing a clear rewards and sanctions policy
Please remember, if you are concerned about anything at school , don't think twice about phoning. You will never talk to an answer machine and any worries will be dealt with sensitively.
What can you tell your child if they are being bullied?
- Teachers will take you seriously and will deal with bullies in a way which will end the bullying and will not make things worse for you.
- Remember that your silence is the bully's greatest weapon!
- Tell yourself that you do not deserve to be bullied
- Be proud of who you are. It is good to be individual.
- Try not to show that you are upset. It is hard but a bullys enjoy someone's fear.
- Stay with a group of friends/people. There is safety in numbers.
- Be assertive - say "Na!" Walk confidently away. Go straight to a teacher, member of staff.
- Generally it is best to tell an adult you trust straight away. You will get support
Advice to parents :
- Look for unusual behaviour in your children.For example, they may suddenly not wish to attend school, feel ill regularly, or not complete work to their normal standard.
- Always take an active role in your child's education. Enquire how their day has gone, who they have spent their time with, how lunch time was spent etc.
- If you feel your child may be a victim of bullying behaviour, inform the School IMMEDIATELY. Your complaint will be taken seriously and appropriate action will follow.
- It is important that you advise your child not to fight back. It can make matters worse!
- Tell your own son or daughter there is nothing wrong with him or her. It is not his or her fault that they are being bullied.
- Make sure your child is fully aware of the School policy concerning bullying, and that they will not be afraid to ask for help.
Advice to pupils:
- IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS BEING BULLIED: TAKE ACTION!
- Watching and doing nothing looks as if you are on the side of the bully. It makes the victim feel more unhappy and on their own.
- If you feel you cannot get involved, tell an adult IMMEDIATELY. Teachers have ways of dealing with the bully without getting you into trouble.
- Do not be, or pretend to be, friends with a bully.
Remember the Bocs Becso below where you can tell us what you really think. You don’t have to give your name but you'll need to tell us the name of your class and a little about the bullying:
When does it happen?
Where does it happen?