Anti Bullying Policy

CARLINGHOW PRINCESS ROYAL J I & N SCHOOL

 

 

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

 

October 2016

 

OVERVIEW

 

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 kind, including race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender, appearance and disability, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at this school.

All will treat others with kindness and respect and all will care well for each other. All will come to school without fear and will be safe in school. Everyone will be vigilant and will intervene promptly if there are any signs or reports of bullying.

 

A definition of “Bullying”

In order to gain clarity when working with younger children, it is vital that we define the term “Bullying”.  Younger children may not know the difference between a mean peer and a bully, or the difference between a fall out and deliberately targeted behaviour.

 

Definition of Bullying

Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons.  Some types of bullying are racist/faith, homophobic/gender, disablist and Cyber bullying which refers to bullying through information and communication technologies.

Conflicts or fights between equals and single incidents are not defined as bullying.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

  1. To ensure that all feel safe and free from bullying and intimidation.
  2. To maintain an environment and to support a positive ethos where learners feel safe, free from threat and intimidation.
  3. To promote good relationships where all are treated well and where learners care for each other.
  4. To act promptly and effectively at the first sign of bullying to make sure it is reported and recorded and resolved.
  5. To encourage learners and parents to report any attempted bullying.
  6. To protect, support and reassure any victims of bullying.
  7. To have effective sanctions to deter bullying and to have successful strategies to support all involved.
  8. To make this a happy school that is free from bullying.

 

STRATEGIES

 

  1. We will use our behaviour policy effectively to promote good behaviour so that there is an ethos where bullying is unacceptable.
  2. All will be expected to be vigilant and to intervene immediately and effectively if any bullying is observed or reported.
  3. Learners will be encouraged to report bullying and when they do so they will be listened to and taken seriously.
  4. Every allegation of bullying will be investigated and followed up.
  5. Any victim of bullying will be well-protected immediately and in the future. The Pastoral Support Team provides intervention and support for both the victim and the wrongdoer.
  6. Any allegations of bullying will be reported to the Head teacher/ Senior Leadership Team.
  7. PHSCE, circle time and anti-bullying assemblies will be used to discuss bullying and to ensure that all are aware that bullying is never acceptable and that the victim must always report it to parents, staff or friends.
  8. We will use the school’s consequence and rewards strategy to reinforce this anti-bullying policy.
  9. School will involve children and the wider school community such as Parents / Carers /Governors in the policy making / updating process. Learners and their parents will be made aware of this policy.
  10. The parents of all concerned will be informed and involved in any reported incident and will be expected to support this school policy.
  11. School has signed up to the DCSF ‘Anti-Bullying Charter’ and promotes anti-bullying week in school.
  12. Worry slips are available in school for pupils who may find it difficult to tell an adult.

 

OUTCOMES

 

This school will have a warm, friendly, welcoming and safe ethos. It will be a place where bullying is not tolerated and where all will treat others as they themselves would expect to be treated.

 

Signature: _______________________ Headteacher    Date: ____________