What Is Bullying?
Bullying is different from the typical disagreements or conflict that occur between friends, siblings or classmates.
It’s bullying if:
Someone is being hurt, harmed or humiliated with words or behaviour.
The behaviour is repeated, two or more times though it can be a single incident that involves more than one perpetrator or several victims.
It is being done intentionally.
The person being hurt finds it difficult to defend themselves from the behaviour.
The pupil(s) who are doing it have more power. – Power can be many things such as, social status, being older, being physically bigger or stronger or when a group of pupils gang up on others.
Bullying can be face to face, and online using a range of technology.
What to do if you have a concern:
1. Report your concern to your child's class teacher.
2. Contact Miss Bedwin our Designated Safeguarding Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Contact Mrs Divine our Welfare Officer: email@example.com
Parents may find these websites helpful:
Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. Advice about different types of bullying, and how you can get help and support.
Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline).
Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe from bullying, wherever it happens.
'Buddy Don't Bully' - March 2023
We were lucky enough today to be visited by Jake Tarrant, Eventer, Equine TV personality, Commentator, Instructor and an everyday anti-bullying ambassador. Jake has a simple message that he shares online:
The children created posters that we put up around school as part of our continuing work with the Diana Anti-bullying Award.
In March 2023, our Anti-bullying Ambassadors attended further training for anti-racism as part of our work towards the Diana Anti-bullying Award.
The Big Anti-Bullying Assembly 2022
On October 3rd, pupils across the school joined in the ‘Big Anti-Bullying Assembly’, sponsored by The Diana Award and Nationwide Building Society.
Via an assembly, pupils were reminded about the need for mutual respect in our school and communities. Together, we pledged to put an end to bullying, to celebrate diversity and to create communities of kindness.
Anti-Bullying Week - November 2022
On Monday 14th November, we had Odd Socks Day at school to celebrate the fact that we are all unique. Anti-Bullying Week was launched in our whole school assembly. The theme this year was 'Reach Out'. We were reminded about the importance of reaching out to help somebody who might be being bullied, or reaching out ourselves if somebody is bullying us.
Also during the week, group of pupil representatives from years 4, 5 and 6 went off to Gravesend to take part in The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training.
Our Anti-bullying Ambassadors are:
Year 6 - Ruby D, Oliver H
Year 5 - Alana P, Keshini B, Ivy P
Year 4 - Elodie M, Teddy C, Sydney W