Anti Bullying

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: –

 DO: –  

  • Ask them to STOP if you can.
  • Use eye contact and tell them to go away.

 DON’T: –

  • 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
  • Teachers
  • Ant other adult

Most importantly… if you are being bullied:

Start Telling Other People

Our Commitment

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! 

Behaviour Charter

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!