This week, it’s Anti-Bullying Week and the theme for this year is ‘United against bullying’.
We took part in Odd Socks Day this Monday to celebrate our differences.
STOP is a key message linked to bullying. In our school, STOP stands for two things:
- the definition: Several Times On Purpose
- the solution: Start Telling Other People
Recently, our school council (now called the Junior Leadership team) met to review our school definition of bullying and our child friendly anti-bullying policy. Thank you to the JLT for their valued contributions. As a result, our definition and policy have now been updated.
Child friendly anti-bullying policy
What is bullying?
In our school, this is what bullying means:
Bullying is where you hurt someone, physically or emotionally (including online), several times on purpose.
What might bullying look like?
If any of these things happen several (lots of) times, it is bullying.
- Hurting peoples’ feelings, for example, name calling, teasing, threatening, ignoring, leaving people out or spreading rumours
- Hurting peoples’ bodies, for example, hitting, punching or kicking
This could be in person or online (cyber bullying) and could be because of someone’s race, disability, gender, appearance, age or any other protected characteristic.
What could you do if you are being bullied?
Who could you tell?
- Miss Hague, Miss Pallister, Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Beesley or Mr Roundtree (they are child protection staff)
- Any other members of staff
- Someone in your family
- A trusted adult
- Childline (0800 1111)
- Write a worry slip and put it in your classroom Voice Box or the whole school worry box
- Email [email protected]
Our views on bullying
STOP bullying – bullying is wrong! We’re a happy and healthy school.