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Anti Bullying Policy

 

Anti-Bullying Policy

 

 

Lead Person Wendy Stone

 

Policy Date November 2015

 

Review Date November 2018

 

Policy Ratification Date - 10th November 15

 

 

 

 

 


Minster Church of England Primary School

Anti-Bullying Policy

 

‘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.

  • Creation
  • Friendship
  • Forgiveness
  • Justice
  • Peace

 

These are then underpinned by our learning values.

  • Christianity
  • Independence
  • Aspiration
  • Engagement
  • Resilience

 

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:

 

  • It is deliberately hurtful behaviour
  • It is repeated, over a period time
  • It is difficult for those who are being bullied to defend themselves.

 

Bullying can take many forms. The 3 main forms are:

  • Physical - hitting, kicking, taking belongings, etc
  • Verbal - name calling, insulting or racist remarks
  • Indirect - spreading unpleasant stories about someone, excluding someone from social groups

 

All of the three types listed above can be related to any of the following types:

  • Racist

  • Homophobic

  • Cyber

  • Additional Educational Needs

  • Sexist

  • Sexual

     

    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.

     

     

     

    Aims:

     

  • We will not tolerate bullying of any kind at Minster CE Primary School
  • We will raise pupils’ awareness of bullying behaviour and the school’s anti-bullying policy
  • 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:

     

  • Be vigilant for signs of bullying
  • Always take reports of bullying seriously and investigate them thoroughly
  • Advice for children will be displayed throughout the school

 

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:

 

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)

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