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 the three main types are physical/verbal and indirect. 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.