Bullying & Anti-Bullying

Bullying is neither condoned nor tolerated and parents are encouraged to report any incidents which are felt to be hindering the pupil’s well being. Every member of staff is aware of our school policy which clearly defines the way in which the matter should be dealt with. The school has an anti-bullying policy and leaflet for parents that is available from the school entrance area.

Statement of Intent
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.

Why is it Important to Respond to Bullying?
Bullying hurts. No one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Everybody has the right to be treated with respect. Pupils who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving. We have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to issues of bullying.

All incidents where ‘bullying’ is reported are taken seriously and are always thoroughly investigated, following the procedures outlined in the school’s Anti-bullying Policy. The appropriate action will be taken to deal with the bully and help the victim.

Guiding Principles at Abercarn Primary School:

* Bullying is completely unacceptable
* If you are being bullied tell someone
* If you witness bullying tell someone
* People who help stop bullying will be given full support
* Every reported incident will be investigated
* Victims will be given full support
* Bullies will be given guidance to modify their behaviour

Outcomes
• The bully (bullies) may be asked to genuinely apologise. Other consequences may take place.
• In serious cases, suspension or even exclusion will be considered
• If possible, the pupils will be reconciled
• After the incident have been investigated and dealt with, each case will be monitored to ensure repeated bullying does not take place.

Last modified: Sunday, 24 July 2016, 11:03 PM