We define bullying as
behaviour by an individual or a group, usually repeated over time that intentionally hurts another individual either physically or emotionally
DfE “Preventing and Tackling Bullying”, November 2014
Bullying can take many forms, but there are three main types:-
- Verbal bullying (saying or writing mean things)
- Social bullying which is sometimes called relational bullying (hurting someone’s reputation or relationship/s)
- Physical bullying (hurting someone’s body or possessions)
We encourage parents to inform us immediately if they suspect their child is being bullied. The sooner we know, the sooner we can act to stop it!
Please see our anti-bullying policy for further details, including early signs of distress. Bullying will not be tolerated in our school. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent it happening and our policy contains guidelines for all members of the school community. Our Christian value of ‘Friendship’ is promoted and Parables from the Bible are explored to support this.
You may wish to look at the Anti-Bullying Alliance site for independent advice.