What is Bullying ...
Bullying is persistent behaviour that deliberately tries to cause distress to another person. This means that the bully or bullies knows that their actions / words are upsetting you and they keep on doing it because that is how they want you to feel.
Bullying is not when an unkind action happens once.
It is -
Bullying can include the following types of behaviour:
Whatever form it takes, bullying is NOT acceptable.
It WILL NOT be tolerated at
Stocks Green School
So, what do you do if you or someone you know is bullied?
You must tell someone.
There is nothing wrong in this.
If you tell someone, you are not only protecting yourself, you
save other people from suffering in the same way.
Tell your class teacher or any teacher or the headteacher.
or tell a teaching assistant
DO NOT take action yourself.
The teachers will sort it out for you and the bully.
Nobody should put up with being bullied.
Bullying is wrong and hurtful.
Flow Chart to Show the Procedure for Dealing with Bullying
You report an incident
It is formally logged and investigated by the Headteacher
and / or a senior member of staff
Bullies and victims are interviewed separately and a written record taken.
We will obtain written witness information.
We will discuss the outcome of the investigation with the victim
and together look for a way forward.
We will take action to prevent further incidents.
These actions may include:
We will keep a written record of the incident, investigation and outcomes. All members of staff will be informed.
If bullying continues or recurs at any time in future involving the same pupils the following actions will take place:
Discussions with all parties and parents
Bullies not allowed to go out at playtimes
Golden time and other privileges withdrawn
If bullying happens during sport lessons or matches, the bully will not be selected for teams or allowed at clubs.
Internal exclusions for fixed times
If bullying still persists :
Fixed Term Exclusions
Local authority notified
Attendance on Social Development Programme
Support from School Police Liaison Officer
Behaviour Support Plan
Then if no improvement:
Attend Pupil Referral Unit
Be aware that all your school records concerning behaviour are passed on to your next school.