Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy
Our values and beliefs
Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe at school and therefore bullying is not acceptable!
If you are bullied: –
- Ask them to STOP if you can.
- Use eye contact and tell them to go away.
- TELL SOMEONE.
- Do what they say.
- Get angry.
- Hit them.
- Think it is your fault.
- Hide it.
How do we prevent bullying?
- School Behaviour Policy promotes positive behaviour
- PHSE lessons and activities
- School posters remind children bullying is unacceptable & shows ways to help
- School takes part in Anti-Bullying week
- School council discusses ways to support
What should I do if I see someone else is being bullied?
- Don’t walk away and ignore the bullying
- Tell the bully to stop if it is safe to do so
- Don’t stay silent or the bullying will keep happening. Tell someone.
- Make our school a safe place for all. That means no bullying is allowed.
- We will help everyone to get on with each other and we believe that everyone has the right to be who they are.
What is Bullying?
In our school a bully is someone who hurts someone more than once, by using behaviour which is meant to hurt, frighten or upsets another person.
Bullying can be:
- Emotional: hurting people’s feelings and leaving you out
- Physical: punching, spitting, kicking, biting and pushing
- Verbal: being teased and name calling
- Racist: Graffiti, calling you racist names.
- Cyber: saying unkind things by text, email and MSN messenger.
When is it Bullying?
At Somerset Progressive School We promise to always treat bullying seriously.
When is it Bullying?
- A friend
- A family member
- Ant other adult
Most importantly… if you are being bullied:
Start Telling Other People
We are working with staff, students and parents to create a school community where bullying is not tolerated.
Our school community:
- Evaluates, monitors and reviews our anti-bullying policy on a regular basis.
- Supports staff to promote positive relationships and identify and tackle bullying appropriately.
- Ensures that students are aware that all bullying concerns will be dealt with sensitively and effectively; that students feel safe to learn; and that students abide by the anti-bullying policy.
- Reports to parents/carers regarding their concerns on bullying and deals promptly with complaints
Anti Bullying Charter
We at Somerset Progressive School are working together to create a community where bullying is not tolerated.
We understand that Bullying is when someone makes us feel frightened by hurting us or our feelings, over a period.
We agree to:
- Respect other people
- Think before we act/talk
- Tell someone if we are being bullied or see someone else being bullied
Remember: Bullying is cruel, not cool!
At Somerset Progressive School we have:
- The right to be educated
- The right to be healthy
- The right to be treated fairly
- The right to be heard
- The right to be safe
Therefore, we have the responsibility of:
- Being polite and respectful
- Being kind to other children
- Respect the school site
- Trying to solve arguments in a calm way
- Respecting things that we own or belong to others
- Behaving sensibly and safely at break times
We understand that with rights, come responsibilities!