Anti-Bullying

Anti-Bullying

Bullying damages children’s and young people’s physical and mental health, including their self- confidence and ability to build and sustain relationships. It can also destroy self-esteem sometimes with devastating consequences and with the effects lasting into adult life. Bullying undermines the ability to concentrate and learn and can impact on children’s and young people’s chances of achieving their full potential at school and later in life. Bullying causes harm to those who bully, those who are bullied and those who observe bullying. This school believes that all children and young people have the right to learn and work in an environment where they feel safe and that is free from harassment and bullying.

We treat bullying seriously at the school and have, for many years, worked hard to reduce the instances of bullying, including cyberbullying. The school aims to create a climate and school environment in which everyone agrees that bullying is unacceptable and is committed to tackling it in order to improve outcomes for children and young people. We hold regular assemblies on anti-bullying along with tutor, subject and PSHE work and we have a clear anti-bullying policy which can be found here.

Parents' frequently asked questions

What should I do if my child is being bullied?

Top tips (taken from 101 tips for parents; preventing and dealing with bullying)

The most important thing is to try and prevent the bullying from happening.

Offer these tips:

When faced directly with bullying, we know that aggression and physical retaliation are likely to make the situation worse. We offer the following advice to students in our PSHE programme:

Much more detail and support can be found in the school's Anti-Bullying policy.