“We take bullying very seriously and if anybody on or off school premises is involved in bullying then there will be serious consequences”

  

What are our Aims?

  

Everyone is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all students, so that they can learn in a secure and safe atmosphere.

  

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable. If bullying does occur, all students should feel able to tell staff and should be confident that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We all have a responsibility to take any suspicion or disclosure of bullying seriously, and everyone has the right to be treated with respect. People who bully need to learn different ways of behaving.

  

It is very important that everyone does the following

  

 

 

General Advice

 

1. Talk to your parents or a trusted adult so that they can help you to sort it out.

 

  2. Try and keep a record of:

 

   Where and when you are bullied / Who, if anybody, witnessed the bullying / Any evidence of bullying (e.g. social media posts)

 

  3. Try not to isolate yourself. Stay around friends or in places that are public or well supervised by staff

 

  4. If the bullying happens in a certain place try your best to avoid that place.

 

  5. If the bullying happens on your journey to or from school think about different ways to get to school if possible.

 

 

  6. Could you meet up with friends before the point where the bullying happens? Where possible ask your parents for help with this.

 

  7. Walk away from potential bullying situations and stay calm.

 

  8. If you are worried about physical bullying run towards a public place or into a shop; talk to the shopkeeper and make sure people see you.

  

What do I do if I have any concerns?

  

Tell someone. It is vital that these concerns are communicated to a member of staff at the Academy. We will provide support for anyone who has any concern.

 

The following organisations also offer support and advice for students, parents and carers.

  

Childline

 NSPCC

 Anti-Bullying Alliance

 

 

 

 

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