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Anti-bullying

We believe:

· That everyone has the right to feel safe at school and everyone has the responsibility to keep others safe

· That whilst we cannot choose our feelings, we can choose how we behave

· Children who feel good about themselves learn better, have better relationships and behave better

Our Aims are:

· To keep school a safe place for all, for both children and adults

· To teach every child the impact that our behaviour choices have on others, to prevent bullying

    behaviour before it starts

· To provide a curriculum which teaches children to respect others and themselves

· To teach children that we all have a responsibility to challenge and stop bullying

· To provide an environment in which any bullying behaviour is swiftly challenged and stopped

Our Definition

Everybody in school needs to be clear what bullying really is.

Bullying is:

‘The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group, by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.’  Anti-Bullying Alliance

Importantly, the school works hard to ensure that all pupils know the difference between bullying and simple everyday ‘falling out’ or one-off playground incidents.

Please watch the video below where the children explain what bullying is and what we all need to do to stop any bullying behaviour as soon as it starts...

 

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Bullying is not the odd occasion of falling out with friends, name calling, arguments or fights. However, these are also serious incidents and would be dealt with in line with the school’s behaviour policy. These behaviours are monitored by the school in order to look for patterns of behaviour emerging which could then become bullying.

We take all allegations of bullying seriously and we believe that bullying of any kind is unacceptable. Bullying is not tolerated at Stopsley. Please speak immediately to your child’s teacher if they experience any bullying behaviour so that it can be investigated promptly and dealt with.