We ask parents to contact their child's Pastoral Mentor or tutor if they believe their child is being bullied.
Bullying is any behaviour which causes hurt, fear or distress to another person. Bullying can include any form of discrimination or inappropriate references relating to a student’s sexuality, race or gender. It is a behaviour that takes place Several Times On Purpose (STOP).
Bullying can involve:
|being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)
|pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence, damage to property
|racial taunts, graffiti, gestures
|Faith or Religion
|regarding beliefs, dress or religious symbols
|unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments
|associated with or focused on the issue of sexuality
|name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing, threats
|all areas of internet - email and internet chat room misuse, mobile threats by text messaging and calls and misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera and video facilities
|In the community
|on the bus, at the park, in places of worship – including cyberbullying.
|Bullying through a third party
|including any form of discrimination or inappropriate references relating to a student’s sexuality, race or gender.
PARENTS GUIDE TO ANTI-BULLYING CAN BE FOUND HERE
We encourage all students to Start Telling Other People if they are being bullied. If we work together, we can try to put a STOP to bullying.
The following anti-bullying measures are in place:
- information for students when they join the School
- information for parents
- work on bullying issues and friendship in PDC and IAG lessons
- supervision of students during breaks and lunchtimes
- management of movement in corridors
- training for all staff
- careful record-keeping and monitoring of incidents
- regular involvement of students, parents and governors in reviewing our anti-bullying policy
- student leadership team to bring the concerns of students as a wider group to staff attention
- FABAD website
- LGBTQ+ Unity Group
- a permanent anti-bullying display board, which is regularly updated
- support e-mail address - [email protected]
- regular student voice activities
There are many ways in which bullying can be tackled and in most cases the problem can be solved. In dealing with more serious cases, we may do one or more of the following:
- contact parents
- use School sanctions, for example report, exclusion
- draw up a contract of behaviour
- offer friendship group activities
- make staff aware of the problem and ask that they monitor behaviour
- ask a senior member of staff to monitor the bullying student’s behaviour
- implement conflict resolution / mediation / restorative justice
- in the most serious cases we may contact the police.