Lead Person Wendy Stone
Policy Date November 2015
Review Date November 2018
Policy Ratification Date - 10th November 15
Minster Church of England Primary School
‘Ready to Face the World’
Our school has a warm, Christian family ethos where our children thrive in a secure and happy atmosphere. They are fully supported and nurtured from when they join us until they leave our care.
Minster Primary School is a Church of England Primary School and our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do.
These are then underpinned by our learning values.
Our whole school ethos for learning and behaviour is guided by them. Each aspect of
school life is encountered through these values to establish a forward thinking, diverse
and innovative culture in which our entire school community flourishes.
Every school policy is written with this in mind.
Definition of Bullying:
Bullying can take many forms. The 3 main forms are:
All of the three types listed above can be related to any of the following types:
Additional Educational Needs
Our Approach to Bullying
Bullying both verbal and physical will not be tolerated in our school by any person, whether child or adult. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent it happening and this policy contains guidelines for all members of our school community.
In our school everyone has a right to feel welcome, safe and happy. In our school we will not tolerate any unkind actions or remarks from any source.
In order to implement the Anti-Bullying Policy successfully, it should only be used for clear cases where bullying is involved. Although resolving conflict by resorting to fighting is not acceptable, it is not bullying if the two pupils are equally contributing to the fight or quarrel.
We will challenge attitudes about bullying behaviour, increase understanding for bullied pupils and help build an anti-bullying ethos in the school
We will improve the play facilities so that we provide an interesting and stimulating environment for pupils alongside quiet seating areas that can be easily supervised
At Minster CE Primary School we believe that onlookers are condoning this behaviour and become part of the bullying if they do not report incidents to a member of staff.
Prevention is better than cure so at Minster CE Primary School we will:
Children will be encouraged to report all incidents of bullying to an adult. These will then be referred to the class teacher. A record must be kept of the incident (date, time, place, names of children involved and their accounts of what happened on an incident form – completed forms are kept in the Headteacher’s office.)
Serious incidents must be reported to the Headteacher or a member of the senior management team. If after investigation they believe bullying has taken place, an Anti-Bullying Incident Monitoring Form will be completed to comply with KCC guidance.
Parents of both victim and bully will be informed and staff will undertake to give feedback to parents on the steps taken. Further advice is always available from the Headteacher.
This policy should be read in conjunction with all other school policies, in particular the Behaviour Policy.
The word Parent has been used throughout this policy to mean any person with the legal guardianship of a child (i.e. Parent/Carer/Guardian etc)