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.
  • TELL SOMEONE.

 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? 

Several
Times
On
Purpose

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!