South Wonston Primary School
‘Together, we nurture, inspire, challenge and achieve’
At South Wonston Primary School we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils so they can learn in a happy and secure atmosphere. We expect everyone to listen and be polite to one another, to think of others and to respect one another and each other’s property. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell an adult in school and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.
• All staff, governors, pupils & parents should have a shared understanding of bullying
• Bullying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated
• Clear procedures for reporting bullying should be understood and followed to ensure incidents can be dealt with swiftly
• All staff will follow the anti-bullying procedures to provide a consistent response to any bullying incidents which occur
Definition of bullying:
Bullying is the use of repeated aggression with the intention of hurting another person and which results in pain and/or distress to the victim.
they do not have the necessary skills, confidence or resources
Bullying can take various forms and can be carried out by adults or children. It can include:
Strategies for the prevention of bullying will include:
The Role of parents
Parents can play an important role in detecting bullying. A child may indicate that he/she is being bullied through various behaviours such as:
These signs could always indicate other problems, but bullying should be considered as one possibility and parents are encouraged to inform the school as soon as possible in these circumstances. Parents have a responsibility to support the school’s anti bullying policy and to actively encourage their children to report issues as they happen directly
All reports of bullying will be taken seriously and will be fully investigated. Appropriate measures will be taken to reassure and support the victim and modify the behaviour and /or attitude of the bully.
Policy Approved by Governors: 29/11/17
Next review : November 2020