What is bullying?
A repeated negative action intentionally meant to hurt others that could be any of the following:
Hurtful words, offensive language, swearing or discriminatory language
Isolating someone, rumours, sharing someone’s secrets, cyber-bullying, damaging/taking someone’s property and physical intimidation.
Hurting someone intentionally, kicking, punching, pinching, spitting, slapping
Anti-bullying feedback from students
Through our Anti-bullying workshops and during our Anti-bullying ambassador training courses our students have earnt a lot and taken on lots of feedback.
Some of the things we have changed:
- Bullying Awareness workshops to educate instead of just punishing
- Amended our blue bullying logs to be more relevant
- Updated our reporting form to ensure accurate detail
- Sanctions for bullying and the removal of privileges
Preventing bullying in our academy.
- Pupils Advising Listening and Supporting group
- Prefects in Year 10 and Year 11
- Trained Anti-bullying student ambassadors
- SAFE Team text number and email to report incidents or bullying
- Anti-bullying assemblies
- Regular checks on students that have experienced bullying
- Proactive reporting process for students to inform staff
- Welfare Days delivered in Tutor Time
- Restorative conversations between students
- Regular training and updated for teaching and support staff