We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable. If bullying does occur, all students should feel able to report it with confidence that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a telling school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening - to themselves or to anyone else - is expected to tell the staff or use one of the other channels provided. There is zero tolerance of bullying in the school and any cases reported are dealt with effectively.
What Is Bullying?
Bullying involves any repeated action on the part of one or more persons that victims find extremely hurtful. It should be noted that the above definition would, therefore, exclude one off events and could in some cases, perhaps, involve the so-called ‘bully’ or ‘bullies’ not realising the significance of their action.
What support does the school offer?
- We have a team of Sixth Form students who act as Anti-Bullying mentors; they are trained to deal with bullying situations and help students who may be in difficulty.
- Phase Leaders are the main point of contact for help and support within the school and have access to a range of strategies that can be used.
- Students can approach any member of staff or a member of the anti-bullying mentor team. Close relationships are built up with these mentors through regular form visits and activities.
- Our professional school counsellor is available on site.
- We organise activities, competitions and assemblies during our annual anti-bullying week to raise awareness.
If you feel you are being bullied then please tell us so that we can do something about it. Information about who to contact and how can be found in your student planner.