Anti-Bullying Policy. Incident Procedures and Management

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Anti-Bullying Policy. Incident Procedures and Management"

Transcription

1 Anti-Bullying Policy Incident Procedures and Management

2 Introduction Every child in the John Wallis Church of England Academy has the right to learn in a safe, secure and supported environment where they feel free from the fear of intimidation, harassment, victimisation or ridicule from other individuals or from groups of individuals. The principles of tolerance and understanding and respect for others are central to what we believe. The Academy acknowledges that bullying, whether physical or non-physical, may lead to lasting psychological damage for the individual. This policy relates specifically to the bullying of students by other pupils/students. However, the Academy recognises that other forms of bullying can take place within schools. Many of the principles contained in this policy can be applied to forms of bullying other than the bullying of pupils/students by pupils/students, such as parent to teacher or teacher to pupil/student. The John Wallis Church of England Academy pledges to display the Bully s Checklist poster, in every classroom, to discuss the topic in assemblies, PSHE and Citizenship and to create a climate where the reporting of bullying is not seen as grassing. Vulnerable times and places during school time will be given good adult supervision. Key Priorities: That children and young people are protected from harm That they achieve their full potential in education That they have a happy and stimulating childhood That they grow up physically and mentally healthy That they feel good about themselves and respect others That they develop the essential personal and social skills to help them throughout life That they become active citizens and participate in society. The Nature of Bullying There are many definitions of bullying; most consider it to be: Deliberately hurtful (including aggression) Repeated, often over a long period of time Difficult for victims to defend themselves against Not all incidents of deliberately hurtful behaviour can be defined as bullying. Incidents in which bullying behaviour is apparent should be investigated in line with guidance contained in both Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies in order to establish whether a single incident is a bullying incident and if so, if it is isolated. DFE Guidance 10/99 Social Inclusion: Student Support advises that

3 Bullying is usually part of a pattern of behaviour rather than an isolated incident. Forms of Bullying It is important to remember that bullying behaviour forms part of a continuum of normal human behaviours. Bullying can take a number of forms, but four main types are: Physical hitting, kicking, taking belongings, damaging personal property Verbal name calling, insulting, making offensive remarks, s or writing offensive graffiti Indirect spreading nasty rumours, exclusion from social groups Cyberbullying bullying by electronic contact for example via text message, or via instant messaging Cyberbullying The DFE has issued guidelines to support schools, parents and students to tackle cyberbullying. There are a number of different forms of cyberbullying: text messages, picture/video clip bullying, phone calls, bullying, chat room bullying, bullying through instant messaging and bullying via a website. It is also very important to raise pupils /students awareness of cyberbullying; the forms it comes in and how to deal with it. There is advice on-line regarding how to respond to cyberbullying. DFE guidance on cyberbullying can be accessed via the link below: Information can also be found on Kent s E-safety in Schools Homepage: Who is Bullied? All children are potential victims of bullying. There are two main types of victims of bullying: Passive victims: anxious, lacking in self-confidence, physically weak and with low self-esteem. They do nothing to provoke attacks and do little, if anything to defend themselves. Provocative victims: physically strong and active. They may have problems with concentration, which causes tension and irritation to those around them, provoking other children to turn on them. Adults, including the teacher may actively dislike them, and they may try to bully weaker pupils/students.

4 Bullies: The term bully is certainly more complex than stereotypes imply, as are their victims. One piece of school based research found there were three main types of bullies: Confident bullies: physically strong enjoy aggression, feel secure, average popularity Anxious bullies: weak academically, poor concentration, less popular, less secure Bully/victim: bullies in some situations, bullied in others, very unpopular Academic Attainment and Attendance: Bullying impacts negatively on the achievement of individuals in school and consequently on the achievement of the school as a whole. Bullying also has a major effect on attendance, with those truanting or refusing to attend school frequently citing bullying as a factor in this behaviour. A healthy and strongly supportive school ethos is arguably one of the most important anti-bullying tools a school possesses. Bullying of Specific Groups: The John Wallis Church of England Academy will respond to all bullying that arises as a reflection of negative attitudes towards particular groups, all of whom have a right to feel safe within their school environment. We believe that diversity enables people to see things from different perspectives. Racist Bullying: Racist bullying and individual incidents are unacceptable, and in some instances criminal. Kent County Council has created guidance and a model procedure, Managing Racial Incidents in Schools, to assist and advise schools on their obligations and best practice. This can be found on Kent Trust Web. Further guidance on tackling racist bullying can be obtained from the Department of Education Bullying of Children from Faith Communities: Some individuals are targeted for bullying because they adhere, or are perceived, to adhere to a particular faith. Such bullying is sometimes connected to racist bullying. Homophobic Bullying: This involves the targeting of individuals on the basis of their perceived, or actual, sexuality or sexual orientation. Gender Bullying (Sexual Harassment): Sexual harassment or bullying by gender is common. Gender stereotypes and the experiences some children have of adult relationships can contribute to gender bullying. Bullying Due to Ability, Disability or SEN: students with SEN or disabilities may not be able to explain experiences as well as other children. However, they are at greater risk of being bullied. Children with behavioural problems may become provocative victims. This behaviour may need to be addressed as a behaviour target on a child s Individual Education Plan. There is also increasing evidence that children of high academic ability and those who work hard at school may be targeted.

5 Young carers: Young Carers may be vulnerable to bullying because their caring responsibilities can isolate them from their peers. They may be more mature for their years and therefore have difficulties fitting in with other young people or because of the stigma surrounding the health conditions, disabilities or addictions of the person for whom they care. Individual young carers may as a result experience low self esteem which may increase their vulnerability to bullying. In-School Support The Academy employs House Managers (non teaching graduates) who have received awareness training in conflict resolution approaches and the Academy does have support from a Police Liaison Officer when required. Support for Schools Partnership Support: KCC encourages all schools to access support through their Partnerships. A range of support, information and training is offered by the Specialist Teaching Service, the Attendance and Behaviour Service, the Advisory Service and by the Psychology Service, which can all be accessed through the Partnerships. Restorative Approaches: Kent Safe Schools and Kent Youth Offending Service have produced information for schools and settings in restorative approaches. Hard copies of the booklet can be obtained from Kent Safe Schools or alternatively copies can be downloaded from Support for Parents Supporting and Involving Parents and Carers: Supporting and involving parents is often key to successful anti-bullying initiatives. Steps that can be taken to ensure parental involvement include: Sticks and Stones: In addition, KCC has worked with partners to produce the Sticks and Stones booklet for parents of children who are being bullied, which has also been helpful to schools. This can be found at Partnership with Parents: Partnership with Parents purpose is to inform and empower parents/carers on all aspects of educational need to help parents/carers make decisions that are right for their child. They can be contacted via their Helpline Telephone Number on (01622) Kent Safe Schools: Kent Safe Schools offers practical help and support to schools wanting to involve students in actively tackling bullying. Students can be involved in all stages of policy making through involvement in a Youth Action Group and also in supporting students who may be vulnerable to being bullied through setting up Peer Mentoring schemes in both primary and secondary schools in Kent.

6 Anti-Bullying Procedures AIM The aim of the Anti-bullying Procedures is to support the Anti Bullying Policy in ensuring that students feel safe and cared for in school. Bullying is anti-social behaviour and affects everyone. The Academy will not tolerate bullying. PUPILS/STUDENTS WHO ARE BULLIED Victims of bullying often show changes in their behaviour. They may: become shy and nervous may pretend they are ill truant classes or school may become clingy towards adults or become attention seeking The pupils/students must be encouraged to report bullying in school straight away to any of the following: Class Teacher Personal Tutor Year Leader or Pastoral Support Manager Any member of the Senior Leadership Team STAFF All staff, including teachers, lunchtime supervisors, cleaners, teaching assistants need to know the signs of bullying and how to act promptly and firmly by following the guidance outlined in these procedures. STATUTORY DUTY OF SCHOOLS The Academy and its Principal have a legal duty under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 to have an anti-bullying policy that all staff, parents and pupils/students fully understand. PUPILS/STUDENTS AT THE JOHN WALLIS CHURCH OF ENGLAND ACADEMY have the right to attend school have the right not to be afraid should feel happy and safe at school should be able to trust the staff should know and understand the Academy s policy on bullying staff and pupils/students should respect each other and treat one another with kindness and courtesy.

7 HOW THE JOHN WALLIS CHURCH OF ENGLAND ACADEMY WILL ACT DEALING WITH INCIDENTS Any student who reports bullying should first and foremost be helped to feel safe again. If a student believes they are being bullied they must be encouraged to go to a member of staff or a student-bullying mentor with whom they feel comfortable and on whom they can rely. Pupils/Students will be encouraged to make/dictate a written report. Copies will be kept on both the victim s and bully s Academy files. Class Teachers (Primary) or Personal Tutors (Secondary) will be kept informed so they can offer support when requested/needed. Parents will be informed. When appropriate, a sanction will be given for bullying in consultation with all parties involved. REPORTING AN INCIDENT INCIDENT occurs Report given either verbally or written: by student, concerned friend or parent. Personal tutor receives report. ACTION TAKEN (documents produced for pupils/students files and bullying audit). OR Pastoral Support Manager receives report from personal tutor. ACTION TAKEN (documents produced for pupils/students files and bullying audit). OR SLT and Governors receive report from House Manager. ACTION TAKEN (documents produced for pupils/students files and bullying audit). MATTER RESOLVED How pupils/students who feel they have been bullied will be supported: Pupils/Students will be offered an opportunity to discuss/report the incident with a member of staff/or peer mentor they feel comfortable with. Pupils/Students may be offered the use of a safe room that they can use when they feel vulnerable. Pupils/Students may also be referred to the School Counsellor. Pupils/Students will be offered access to professional organisations that can offer additional support such as Connexions, Child Line, Kidscape etc. Ashford Inclusion Unit, Pupil Referral Unit, Social Services, Educational Psychologist.

8 How pupils/students who bully will be supported: Pupils/Students will be given a bullying counsellor, (a member of staff or student) where appropriate to support and help them to change their behaviour. Parents/carers will be asked to help the student to change their behaviour and find out what caused their involvement. Pupils/Students will be dealt with sensitively taking care that the bully is not bullied and learns by the good example of others. Each case will be dealt with individually and judged accordingly. Any of the following actions may be taken. Type of incident Mild Pupil/Student is given a warning A letter is sent home Detention given to student Isolation at break time and/or lunchtime Loss of privileges Written warning Parents brought into Academy to discuss behaviour Short-term exclusion from school Pupil/Student placed on behaviour contract Police notified/ Police surgery SEVERE Student called before Governors Permanent exclusion

9 How the issue of bullying will be delivered/accessed at The John Wallis Church of England Academy The pupils/students will cover Bullying in their Classes (Primary Pupils) and in Citizenship, Drama and during Tutor time (Secondary Students). Assemblies will be used to raise the profile of the Anti-Bullying Procedures and the Bullying peer/mentoring group sessions. A Bully s Checklist poster will be displayed in every classroom. Bullying can become endemic where any large group of people are gathered together. The wider society is full of examples of bullying. These procedures are an attempt to ensure students are aware that this type of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated at The John Wallis Church of England Academy, and that all students and staff have a responsibility to ensure everyone feels safe. MONITORING RECORDING EVALUATION AND REVIEW The John Wallis Church of England Academy will regularly review the Anti- Bullying Policy and procedures. The School Council, Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body will assess its implementation and effectiveness. In addition, a survey will be conducted periodically to establish if there are target groups that need extra support. All incidents will be recorded and placed on the pupil/student s record. They will also be noted by the Assistant Principal and Year Leader separately for reference.

10 ANTI-BULLYING POLICY PUPIL S/STUDENTS VERSION BULLYING MEANS - Cruelty to others - It can be verbal, physical or mental BULLYING IS WORSE WHEN - Physical violence is used - Two or more gang up on one person - It goes on and on - The victim is deliberately isolated - Racist or sexist remarks are made - Money or favours are taken deliberately - Threats are made or witnesses are intimidated - Older or stronger students pick on weak or younger or handicapped ones THE RULE AGAINST BULLYING APPLIES TO EVERYONE - Teachers should not bully pupils/students - Pupils/Students should not bully each other - Pupils/Students should not intimidate adults (teachers and support staff) WAYS TO STOP BULLYING - Bullying often goes on in secret so if you are being bullied you: MUST TELL: A teacher A prefect Mum or Dad A friend SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST - All reports of bullying WILL BE INVESTIGATED - Sometimes reports of bullying can be sorted out quickly and easily, sometimes there has just been a misunderstanding - Some people who are bullies will stop once they understand how the victim feels BUT SOME BULLYING IS SERIOUS - In this case, the Assistant Principal will become involved - The bully will be sanctioned - Both sets of parents will ALWAYS be notified - If assault (hitting/kicking/any violence) is notified, police charges may well be pressed - The Academy will give serious warnings, including a final written warning - People who cannot or will not stop bullying will be PERMANENTLY EXCLUDED.

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 2011

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY  2011 ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 2011 Rationale Providing a safe and happy learning environment is integral to achieving the wider objectives of school improvement: raising attainment, improving school attendance,

More information

Willerby Carr Lane Primary School. Anti-Bullying Policy

Willerby Carr Lane Primary School. Anti-Bullying Policy Willerby Carr Lane Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy Willerby Carr Lane Primary School Supporting and caring for everyone Background Willerby Carr Lane Primary School is strongly committed to encouraging

More information

Jack Hunt School Governing Body ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. (To be read in conjunction with the Behaviour for Learning Policy and Rewards Policy)

Jack Hunt School Governing Body ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. (To be read in conjunction with the Behaviour for Learning Policy and Rewards Policy) Jack Hunt School Governing Body ANTI-BULLYING POLICY (To be read in conjunction with the Behaviour for Learning Policy and Rewards Policy) Page 1 of 7 POLICY 1 Introduction In keeping with the philosophy

More information

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Date last reviewed: 15.3.16 Review Date: Spring 2017 Responsible Committee: Full Governing Body Responsible person: Assistant Headteacher CONTENTS 1 - RATIONALE 2 - BULLYING IS 3 -

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy 2014/2017 Anti-Bullying Policy Llanishen High School This document contains the specific policy and associated information relating to monitoring, reporting, recording and dealing with bullying at Llanishen

More information

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Bullying Policy Anti Bullying Policy Last Updated: November 2013 Review: November 2014 The aim of the anti-bullying policy is to ensure that students learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of

More information

St Joseph s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph s Catholic Primary School St Joseph s Catholic Primary School Anti- Bullying Policy Agreed by the Governing Body on Spring 2012 Review Date Spring 2013 Person(s) Responsible The Governing Body Rationale of our policy ST. JOSEPH

More information

UTC READING Anti-Bullying Policy

UTC READING Anti-Bullying Policy UTC READING Anti-Bullying Policy Introduction Bullying may be defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour usually repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those bullied to defend themselves.

More information

Highbury Grove School Anti-Bullying Policy

Highbury Grove School Anti-Bullying Policy Highbury Grove School Anti-Bullying Policy The policy was adopted by the governing body of Highbury Grove School on 5 July 2016 Review date: Summer 2017 Highbury Grove School Anti-Bullying Policy Context

More information

ANTI BULLYING POLICY

ANTI BULLYING POLICY ANTI BULLYING POLICY 2015-2016 Rodmarton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy Statement

Anti-Bullying Policy Statement Anti-Bullying Policy Statement Date of review June 2013 Date approved by Governing Body 12 th Nov 2013 Date of next review Autumn Term 2014 Signed on behalf of the Governing Body Chair of Governors/Chair

More information

The Kingsley School. Policy to prevent bullying (Senior School)

The Kingsley School. Policy to prevent bullying (Senior School) A The Kingsley School Policy to prevent bullying (Senior School) This policy was initially written with regard to the DfES anti-bullying pack Bullying: Don t Suffer in Silence (2002), and later the DCSF

More information

The Kingsley School. Preparatory School Policy to prevent bullying

The Kingsley School. Preparatory School Policy to prevent bullying The Kingsley School Preparatory School Policy to prevent bullying Updated Summer 2015 This policy has been written with regard to the DfE anti-bullying pack Bullying: Don t Suffer in Silence (2002), the

More information

Tackling Bullying in Bedford Borough Schools and Settings

Tackling Bullying in Bedford Borough Schools and Settings Tackling Bullying in Bedford Borough Schools and Settings The Local Authority s Anti-Bullying Strategy November 2009 Tackling Bullying in Bedford Borough Schools and Settings 1 Contents: Page A. Context...

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy Anti-Bullying Policy Date Adopted January 2011 Version 2.0 Last Reviewed 13 July 2013 Review Cycle Annual Committee Responsible Anti-bullying group 1 Purpose of the policy: To define the schools aims,

More information

STAND OUT AGAINST BULLYING. The Suffolk Children s Trust Anti-Bullying Strategy

STAND OUT AGAINST BULLYING. The Suffolk Children s Trust Anti-Bullying Strategy STAND OUT AGAINST BULLYING The Suffolk Children s Trust Anti-Bullying Strategy STRATEGY CONTENT: WHAT DO WE MEAN BY BULLYING? Page 4 OUR COMMITMENT Page 6 Strand 1: Partnership Working Page 7 Strand 2:

More information

GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Approved: 4 September 2014 Review Date: Page 1 of 7 GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Introduction Schools have a duty of care for pupils and

More information

Living and learning together as a Catholic community in Christ. Religion reason and kindness are at the heart of our ethos through education.

Living and learning together as a Catholic community in Christ. Religion reason and kindness are at the heart of our ethos through education. Living and learning together as a Catholic community in Christ. Religion reason and kindness are at the heart of our ethos through education. ST MICHAELS COLLEGE ANTI BULLYING POLICY 2015 As a Catholic

More information

ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together

ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together ST THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY THE MISSION OF OUR SCHOOL IS: Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together STATEMENT OF INTENT We are

More information

Approved by Governors: July Date of Review: July Anti-Bullying Policy

Approved by Governors: July Date of Review: July Anti-Bullying Policy Approved by Governors: July 2015 Date of Review: July 2016 Anti-Bullying Policy Q3 Academy Anti-Bullying Policy Contents Affirmation... 3 Aims... 3 Definition... 3 Prevention... 3 Reporting... 4 Recording...

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy & Procedure

Anti-Bullying Policy & Procedure Anti-Bullying Policy & Procedure Policy Adopted: March 2015 Policy to be Reviewed March 2017 (or sooner if legislation or circumstance dictates) Anti-Bullying Policy Statement of the School Ethos This

More information

Malin Bridge Primary School

Malin Bridge Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy Malin Bridge Primary School Reviewed: October 2015 Anti-Bullying Policy Introduction The purpose of the Anti-Bullying Policy is to ensure that pupils learn in a supportive, caring

More information

Frith Manor Primary School. Anti-Bullying

Frith Manor Primary School. Anti-Bullying Anti-Bullying Date July 2016 Review Date July 2016 We believe this policy relates to the following legislation: Children Act 1989 School Standards and Framework Act 1998 Education Act 2002 Education and

More information

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY GOODYERS END PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY This document is to enable the Governing Body of the school to fulfil its statutory responsibilities under Section 175 and that the school complies with

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy Anti-Bullying Policy STATEMENT OF INTENT We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any

More information

AVISHAYES PRIMARY SCHOOL & Early Years Centre Anti-bullying Policy

AVISHAYES PRIMARY SCHOOL & Early Years Centre Anti-bullying Policy AVISHAYES PRIMARY SCHOOL & Early Years Centre Anti-bullying Policy 1 Introduction 1.1 Bullying is deliberately hurtful behaviour, which is repeated over time. This bullying behaviour can take many forms,

More information

Mougins School Anti-Bullying Policy

Mougins School Anti-Bullying Policy Mougins School Anti-Bullying Policy Philosophy Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.

More information

In the same way all adults in Oracle School have the right to work free from harassment, intimidation or abuse.

In the same way all adults in Oracle School have the right to work free from harassment, intimidation or abuse. Purpose It is a basic right of all children and young people that they receive their Education free from humiliation, oppression and abuse. Oracle school has a responsibility to create and maintain a secure

More information

RAMILLIES HALL SCHOOL AND NURSERY

RAMILLIES HALL SCHOOL AND NURSERY RAMILLIES HALL SCHOOL AND NURSERY ANTI-BULLYING POLICY At Ramillies Hall School and Nursery, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, in line with the duty placed on

More information

YAPTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Anti-Bullying Policy

YAPTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Anti-Bullying Policy YAPTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL An Open Door to Learning Anti-Bullying Policy As a Church school with a Christian ethos, bullying will not be tolerated. Bullying is wrong and damages children. The aim of this

More information

West Sussex County Council: Action Against Bullying. Safeguarding Children and Young People

West Sussex County Council: Action Against Bullying. Safeguarding Children and Young People West Sussex County Council: Action Against Bullying Safeguarding Children and Young People Anti-Bullying Strategy 2015-2018 West Sussex County Council Children and Young People s Service Anti-Bullying

More information

The Bourne Academy Anti-Bullying Policy

The Bourne Academy Anti-Bullying Policy ASPIRE The Bourne Academy Anti-Bullying Policy Imagination is more important than knowledge Albert Einstein VISION Our central belief is that everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher. PURPOSE At

More information

Anti-bullying Plan. Rationale

Anti-bullying Plan. Rationale Anti-bullying Plan Rationale At James Meehan High School we aim to foster a safe and caring school which will enhance student learning and self-esteem. As a school we value respect for others, cooperation

More information

The Wren School Anti-Bullying Policy

The Wren School Anti-Bullying Policy The Wren School Anti-Bullying Policy Purpose and background This policy is based on the premise that every member of The Wren School community, adult and child, has the right to feel safe and confident.

More information

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Date approved by Governors Oct 2013 HOMEWOOD SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM CENTRE ANTI BULLYING POLICY This policy will be reviewed every three years DATE OF POLICY: OCTOBER 2013 DATE OF REVIEW:

More information

Fairfield Endowed CE (C) Junior School

Fairfield Endowed CE (C) Junior School Fairfield Endowed CE (C) Junior School Policy Document Anti-Bullying 2016 Agreed by governors on: Minute no.: Signed: Agreed by governors on: Minute no.: Signed: Agreed by governors on: Minute no.: Signed:

More information

Medina House School Anti Bullying Policy

Medina House School Anti Bullying Policy Medina House School Anti Bullying Policy Introduction At Medina House School, staff, parents and children work together to create a positive, caring, learning environment. All children and members of staff

More information

Pennine Way Junior Academy. Anti-Bullying Policy

Pennine Way Junior Academy. Anti-Bullying Policy Pennine Way Junior Academy Anti-Bullying Policy Date Agreed: Date to be reviewed: Signed COG: Signed Head teacher: 1 Pennine Way is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all

More information

Anti Bullying Policy. Member of SLT Responsible for Policy: D.Perks

Anti Bullying Policy. Member of SLT Responsible for Policy: D.Perks Anti Bullying Policy Member of SLT Responsible for Policy: D.Perks Last reviewed: June 2016 Review Date: July 2017 ANTI-BULLYING POLICY At Shrewsbury Academy any form of bullying will not be tolerated

More information

Waingels College Anti Bullying Policy

Waingels College Anti Bullying Policy Waingels College Anti Bullying Policy Waingels College has adopted the Wokingham LA model policy and modified it to comply with Preventing and tackling bullying, advice for headteachers, staff and governing

More information

Beaver Green Primary School

Beaver Green Primary School Beaver Green Primary School Behaviour for Learning Protocol Date of Issue November 2015 Date for Review November 2016 Page 1 of 10 Introduction... 3 Rationale 3 DfE definition of Bullying.. 3 Principles

More information

Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School. Bullying Prevention Policy. June 2014 Review date June 2016. A Definition Of Bullying

Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School. Bullying Prevention Policy. June 2014 Review date June 2016. A Definition Of Bullying Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School Bullying Prevention Policy June 2014 Review date June 2016 This Bullying Prevention Policy acknowledges the Welsh Government s Respecting Others: Anti- Bullying

More information

All Saints C of E Primary School (VA) Anti-Bullying Policy

All Saints C of E Primary School (VA) Anti-Bullying Policy All Saints C of E Primary School (VA) Anti-Bullying Policy Our School Ethos The staff, children and parents are very proud that our school is described as a friendly school with a family feel. We are fully

More information

Hook Junior School Anti-Bullying Policy. Date reviewed: November 2013 Date of next review: November 2015

Hook Junior School Anti-Bullying Policy. Date reviewed: November 2013 Date of next review: November 2015 Hook Junior School Date reviewed: November 2013 Date of next review: November 2015 Committee responsible for review of policy: Curriculum Linked policies: Behaviour Racial equality Information-Sharing

More information

Reculver Church of England Primary School

Reculver Church of England Primary School those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 connect nurture aspire learn excel

More information

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. Every ThreeYears. Ratified by Governors: January 2014 Review date: January 2017. One part of the Safeguarding Policy portfolio

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. Every ThreeYears. Ratified by Governors: January 2014 Review date: January 2017. One part of the Safeguarding Policy portfolio ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Responsible Committee: Every ThreeYears Student & Community Ratified by Governors: January 2014 Review date: January 2017 Safeguarding Health & Safety Financial Equalities Legal One

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy Anti-Bullying Policy Published: March 2014 Responsible Staff: Headteacher Review date: March 2017 Responsible Governor: Chairperson 1. Statement of Intent Everyone at St Cuthbert s CE Primary School has

More information

Larkholme Anti-Bullying Policy

Larkholme Anti-Bullying Policy 1 Larkholme Anti-Bullying Policy Relevant legal guidance Safe to learn: Embedding anti bullying work in schools (DCFS-00656-2007) Cyberbullying (DCFS 00658-2007) Homophobic Bullying (DCFS 00668-2007) Tackling

More information

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Shoeburyness High School ANTI-BULLYING POLICY February 2015 Status : Recommended Next revision due : February 2018 Reviewed and monitor by Recommended to Governing Body by Signed by Chair of Governing

More information

St Joseph s Catholic Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy

St Joseph s Catholic Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy St Joseph s Catholic Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy Agreed by the Governing Body on November 2015 Review Date Spring 2016 Review Schedule Person(s) Responsible Annual / Bi-annual / Tri-annual / Termly

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy. Definition

Anti-Bullying Policy. Definition Anti-Bullying Policy Every school is likely to have some problem with bullying at one time or another. The School s anti-bullying policy sets out to reduce, tackle and prevent bullying, and is published

More information

Anti-bullying Policy

Anti-bullying Policy 1 Introduction Sythwood is a Rights Respecting School and Children s Centre 1.1 All members of our school community are entitled to a safe, secure and caring environment. It is everybody's responsibility

More information

S.T.O.P. Bullying is if someone does something unkind to you. Several Times On Purpose. If someone does bully you, you must -

S.T.O.P. Bullying is if someone does something unkind to you. Several Times On Purpose. If someone does bully you, you must - S.T.O.P. Bullying is if someone does something unkind to you Several Times On Purpose If someone does bully you, you must - Start Telling Other People Page 1 of 10 STARBANK SCHOOL ANTI- BULLYING POLICY

More information

Cippenham Infant School Anti-Bullying Policy

Cippenham Infant School Anti-Bullying Policy Cippenham Infant School Anti-Bullying Policy Objectives of this Policy This policy outlines what Cippenham Infant School will do to prevent and tackle bullying. We are committed to providing a caring,

More information

Anti Bullying Policy. What is Bullying?

Anti Bullying Policy. What is Bullying? Anti Bullying Policy is committed to providing a supportive, friendly and safe environment for staff and students. Any form of bullying or harassment will not be tolerated and all students are encouraged

More information

Anti- Bullying Policy

Anti- Bullying Policy Anti-Bullying Policy. Coombe Secondary Schools Academy Trust Equality Analysis Impact Title of Policy: Anti- Bullying Policy Considered at Governors Committee meeting: Pastoral Date: June 1999, Reviewed

More information

Anti-Bullying policy. Author: K Voice Ratified on: May 2014 Review on :

Anti-Bullying policy. Author: K Voice Ratified on: May 2014 Review on : Anti-Bullying policy Author: K Voice Ratified on: May 2014 Review on : Silverdale is committed to ensure that all students feel welcome and that they belong at Silverdale. We will ensure that all pupils

More information

THE ORATORY SCHOOL. Anti Bullying Policy

THE ORATORY SCHOOL. Anti Bullying Policy THE ORATORY SCHOOL Anti Bullying Policy 1 1. Aims 1.1 The aim of this policy is to ensure that pupils learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied. Bullying is anti-social

More information

Cyber-bullying is covered by this policy: all members of the community need to be aware that

Cyber-bullying is covered by this policy: all members of the community need to be aware that DUKE OF KENT SCHOOL A8 ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Aims and Objectives: Duke of Kent School values every individual in the community and believes each deserves to be treated with respect. Sensitivity to the feelings

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy Start date: Autumn 2015 Review date: Autumn 2016 (reviewed annually) Anti-Bullying Policy Statement of Intent At St Bartholomew s our Christian ethos and core values of believe, achieve, respect, trust

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy 2016

Anti-Bullying Policy 2016 Owler Brook School Anti-Bullying Policy 2016 1 Philosophy All bullying is unacceptable, regardless of who bullies or how it is delivered or what reasons are given to justify bullying actions. Owler Brook

More information

Anti-bullying Policy

Anti-bullying Policy Westfield Primary Community School Anti-bullying Policy APPROVED BY School Development Committee DATE 11 th November 2013 Review Date November 2016 York s Children & Young People s Plan 2013-2016 Our Vision

More information

Behaviour Management Policy

Behaviour Management Policy Behaviour Management Policy Reviewed with Staff: Autumn Term 2014 Ratified by governors: Spring Term 2015 Next review: Autumn 2018 Moulsham Junior School Behaviour Management Policy Introduction At Moulsham

More information

Denbigh School. Anti-Bullying Policy - Students

Denbigh School. Anti-Bullying Policy - Students Denbigh School Anti-Bullying Policy - Students 2015-2016 Bullying has no place anywhere in the Denbigh School Community. Our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where our students are

More information

Anti- Bullying Policy S.T.O.P.

Anti- Bullying Policy S.T.O.P. Bullying is if someone does something unkind to you Anti- Bullying Policy S.T.O.P. Several Times On Purpose If someone does bully you, you must - Start Telling Other People Anti- Bullying Policy June 2015

More information

THE HALL SCHOOL Whole School Anti-Bullying Policy

THE HALL SCHOOL Whole School Anti-Bullying Policy THE HALL SCHOOL Whole School Anti-Bullying Policy AUTHOR: Paul Chapman Policy ratified by: SLT Date of publication: September 2015 Date of next review: September 2016 Governor responsible for policy: Patrick

More information

St. Gregory s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy

St. Gregory s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy St. Gregory s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy We believe in Jesus Christ, through him, with him, in him, anything is possible Date approved: 01/11/2015 Frequency of review: HT free to determine

More information

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. Approved by the Governing Body: 25 th November 2015. Approved by the Learning & Development Committee: 21 st October 2015

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY. Approved by the Governing Body: 25 th November 2015. Approved by the Learning & Development Committee: 21 st October 2015 ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 2015 Approved by the Governing Body: 25 th November 2015 Approved by the Learning & Development Committee: 21 st October 2015 Approved by Leadership Team: 8 th October 2015 Review

More information

Preventing and tackling bullying. Advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies

Preventing and tackling bullying. Advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies Preventing and tackling bullying Advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies Preventing and tackling bullying Advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies About this advice This document

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy. Page 1 of 6

Anti-Bullying Policy. Page 1 of 6 Anti-Bullying Policy Date of Last Review: May 2016 Reviewed by: Mr R Beattie Agreed by Governors: Frequency of Review: Annually Date of Next Review: May 2017 Page 1 of 6 Statement of Intent 1 We are committed

More information

Anti Bullying Policy

Anti Bullying Policy BRABYNS PREPARATORY SCHOOL Anti Bullying Policy This policy applies all pupils in the school, including in the EYFS Created July 2014 Revised August 2015 Date for revision august 2016 Lee Sanders. Headteacher

More information

Darland High School Policy. Anti Bullying

Darland High School Policy. Anti Bullying Darland High School Policy Anti Bullying Date of first adoption by Governing Body. 2 nd July 2013 Signature of Chair of Governors. 1 st Review (no later than two years after first adoption).. Signature

More information

ESSEX PRIMARY SCHOOL. ANTI-BULLYING Policy

ESSEX PRIMARY SCHOOL. ANTI-BULLYING Policy ESSEX PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING Policy Reviewed January 2015 Next Review due January 2017 ANTI-BULLYING POLICY At we strive to create an environment, which promotes acceptable patterns of behaviour,

More information

Equality of Opportunity

Equality of Opportunity Equality of Opportunity Reviewed and agreed by Trustees: 24/09/14 Next Review Date: September 2017 Equality of Opportunity Policy Equal opportunity is the right of everyone to equal chances, and each individual

More information

WERNETH. Werneth School Anti-Bullying Policy SCHOOL. Anti-Bullying Policy

WERNETH. Werneth School Anti-Bullying Policy SCHOOL. Anti-Bullying Policy Anti-Bullying Policy March 2016 1 Aim: At Werneth School we are committed to working with children, staff, governors and parents/carers to create a school community where bullying is not tolerated. We

More information

St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby Catholic Primary School St John Rigby Catholic Primary School BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING POLICY including ANTI BULLYING CODE. Reviewed and updated by School In November 2014. Next due for review on February 2015 This policy is: STATUTORY

More information

Anti-bullying Policy. Aims

Anti-bullying Policy. Aims Anti-bullying Policy Millfield is committed to providing its pupils with a caring and homely environment within which individuality can flourish, allowing them, without hindrance, to live their lives to

More information

Lyminster Primary School Anti Bullying Policy

Lyminster Primary School Anti Bullying Policy Lyminster Primary School Anti Bullying Policy Approved: February 2015 Review date: February 2016 Lyminster Primary School Anti Bullying Policy THIS POLICY AIMS TO STOP BULLYING The Anti-Bullying Policy

More information

Sheffield Education Directorate Anti-Bullying Policy

Sheffield Education Directorate Anti-Bullying Policy Sheffield Education Directorate Anti-Bullying Policy June 2005 This document supersedes all other policy documents issued by the Education Directorate regarding Anti-Bullying Policies Sheffield Education

More information

ALMOND HILL JUNIOR SCHOOL. Policy for Preventing and Dealing with Racist Incidents

ALMOND HILL JUNIOR SCHOOL. Policy for Preventing and Dealing with Racist Incidents Introduction ALMOND HILL JUNIOR SCHOOL Policy for Preventing and Dealing with Racist Incidents All members of the school community (staff, pupils, parents and visitors) have a right not to experience racism

More information

How to Create and Implement a Whole School Anti-bullying Policy

How to Create and Implement a Whole School Anti-bullying Policy How to Create and Implement a Whole School Anti-bullying Policy Guidance for Schools Jo Wood Anti-bullying and Equalities Officer It is recommended that: Governing bodies assign the role of monitoring

More information

POLICY FOR ANTI-BULLYING STATEMENT OF INTENT

POLICY FOR ANTI-BULLYING STATEMENT OF INTENT Policy Title: Leader: Anti-Bullying Policy Lorraine Lobban Review Date: July 2017 1 POLICY FOR ANTI-BULLYING STATEMENT OF INTENT WE AT JARROW SCHOOL AIM TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL MEMBERS OF

More information

Behaviour and Attendance Policy

Behaviour and Attendance Policy Statement Behaviour and Attendance Policy The law requires schools to have a written behaviour and attendance policy. Ofsted reports that schools are most effective where the behaviour policy is applied

More information

The Lea Primary School and Nursery. Anti-bullying Policy. Date of review February Date of next review February 2016

The Lea Primary School and Nursery. Anti-bullying Policy. Date of review February Date of next review February 2016 Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Committee The Lea Primary School and Nursery Anti-bullying Policy Reviewed by Jeremy Phillips, TLC Date of review February 2015 Chair of Governors Tamara Neely Headteacher

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy Reviewed Nov 2015 Next Review Jan 2018 Anti-Bullying Policy (To be read in conjunction with the Behaviour Policy) Principles and Values As a school we take bullying and its impact seriously. Pupils, parents

More information

Model Cyberbullying Policy

Model Cyberbullying Policy Model Cyberbullying Policy October 2013 Why do we need a cyberbullying policy? Cyberbullying is increasingly affecting the lives of young people. The NSPCC report that 38% of young people have been affected

More information

ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BULLYING POLICY

ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BULLYING POLICY ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL 802 Echunga Road Echunga S.A. 5153 Telephone: 8388 8306 OSHC: 8388 8563 Fax: 8388 8451 ECHUNGA PRIMARY SCHOOL BULLYING POLICY Our school focus challenges us to enhance student well

More information

POLICY ON ANTI-BULLYING

POLICY ON ANTI-BULLYING ! WESTMINSTER UNDER SCHOOL POLICY ON ANTI-BULLYING Introduction 1.! Pupils will learn best in a safe and calm environment that is free from disruption and in which education is the primary focus. 2.! Bullying

More information

Cranmere Primary School ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

Cranmere Primary School ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Cranmere Primary School reviewed Autumn 2015 Governors committee: Learning and Achievement Part i) Advice for children ANTI-BULLYING POLICY Bullying is never right. If you are being bullied tell someone.

More information

What You Can Do About Bullying

What You Can Do About Bullying What You Can Do About Bullying Bullying is unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated. If you have experienced or are experiencing bullying, this is a plan to help you stop the bullying and be safe

More information

Woodfield School 2015 Anti Bullying & Cyber Bullying Policy

Woodfield School 2015 Anti Bullying & Cyber Bullying Policy 2015 Anti Bullying & Cyber Bullying Policy Woodfield School is a company limited by guarantee (company number 8905350, registered in England and Wales) that has its registered office at Woodfield School,

More information

Sandymoor School ANTI- BULLYING POLICY

Sandymoor School ANTI- BULLYING POLICY Sandymoor School ANTI- BULLYING POLICY 1 Table of Contents Sandymoor School ANTI- BULLYING POLICY... 1 Foreword... 4 The Equality Act 2010... 4 1 Introduction... 4 2 Purpose... 5 3 Bullying defined...

More information

Prevention and Awareness-raising Strategies

Prevention and Awareness-raising Strategies Bullying Prevention Plan What is Bullying- A Definition: [Ministry resource] Bullying is typically a form of repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that

More information

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedures

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedures Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedures Issue date: April 2013 Adopted by Governors: June 2013 Completed in consultation with Chair of Governors. Awaiting ratification by governing body. Review date: April

More information

Dignity and Respect at Work

Dignity and Respect at Work Dignity and Respect at Work Introduction The University of Suffolk is committed to creating a work environment free of harassment and bullying, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The University

More information

The Chafford School. Dealing with Bullying

The Chafford School. Dealing with Bullying The Chafford School Dealing with Bullying Contents 1. Definitions... 3 2. Our aims:... 3 3. Expectations of Students:... 4 4. Expectations of Staff:... 4 5. Expectations of Parents:... 5 6. General Information

More information

NORTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

NORTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY NORTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING POLICY This policy should be read in conjunction with the Pupils Code of Conduct, the Staff Code of Conduct, the Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E.)

More information

SHEFFIELD ANTI-BULLYING STRATEGY (June ) Sheffield a safe place for children and young people

SHEFFIELD ANTI-BULLYING STRATEGY (June ) Sheffield a safe place for children and young people SHEFFIELD ANTI-BULLYING STRATEGY (June - 2009) Sheffield a safe place for children and young people How do we know bullying is a problem in Sheffield? Bullying can be destructive and harmful to lives of

More information

WEXHAM COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL. Pupil Anti-Bullying Policy

WEXHAM COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL. Pupil Anti-Bullying Policy WEXHAM COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL Pupil Anti-Bullying Policy Date Approved: Autumn 2015 Date for Review: Autumn 2016 Responsibility: Full Governing Body or Head Teacher Approved By: Page 1 of 11 WEXHAM COURT

More information

ACTION AGAINST BULLYING POLICY

ACTION AGAINST BULLYING POLICY Page 1 of 13 ACTION AGAINST BULLYING POLICY We want our pupils to be: Eager, excited, curious and engaged in learning. Have a sense of self and are happy, confident and emotionally healthy. Able to co-operate

More information