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As a school we recognise the existence of bullying and the complexities of the problem. There needs to be a partnership, with governors, school staff, parents and children all involved.
Bullying can happen to anyone. The school acts to prevent and respond to all types of bullying including:
Central to our wish to combat bullying is that the children must be encouraged to talk about incidents and that staff must take bullying seriously and act in a positive manner.
Bullying is behaviour which can be defined as the repeated attack – physical, psychological, social (including ‘cyber-bullying’ and the use of computers and mobile communication devices) or verbal – by those in a position of power, on those who are powerless to resist, with the intention of causing distress for their own gain or gratification. (Bullies and Victims in Schools, Bersag, V)
It is essential that early signs of bullying are recognised and dealt with. Signs to look out for include teasing, name calling and physical aggression. These types of incidents must be challenged and dealt with each time they are observed.
As a school, we will challenge standard excuses such as, ‘it was a joke’, ‘it was an accident’, ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘it was only a game’.
The school endeavours to prevent bullying through:
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To mark our 15th year anniversary, Bullying UK is running three surveys to look at bullying in more depth. We have separated the surveys into three areas: Survey for children and young people Survey for parents and carers Survey for teachers and schools
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