Everyone at Heamoor School has the right to feel welcome, secure and happy. Only if this is the case will all members of the school community be able to achieve to their maximum potential. Bullying of any sort prevents this being able to happen and prevents equality of opportunity. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent this happening and this policy contains guidelines to support this ethos.Where bullying exists the victims must feel confident to activate the anti-bullying systems within the school to end the bullying.
It is our aim to challenge attitudes about bullying behaviour, increase understanding for bullied pupils and help build an anti-bullying ethos in the school.
We aim to provide a healthy social and learning environment in and around the school and to provide a clear message to children, staff and parents that bullying behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is “..when a person or group deliberately and repeatedly hurts you physically, or hurts your feelings making you feel sad and scared.” Heamoor Children (February 2010)
What is Harassment?
Harassment is when someone is worried or annoyed repeatedly by someone. This could very easily lead on to full-scale bullying if not tackled.
The school works hard to ensure that all pupils know the difference between bullying and simply “falling out”. All breakdowns in friendships and relationships can be dealt with by following the 5 Steps To Stop Bullying in our Anti Bullying Code.
At Heamoor School we “STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT!”