Our anti-bullying policy is used to ensure that all pupils can learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied.
Bullying is against our Code of Conduct and we do not accept it at St Clare’s.
Bullying could happen in a number of ways:
- Hitting or kicking
- Using unkind words
- Taking things that belong to someone else
- Not including others
- Using technology to bully others (e-mails, social media). Known as ‘cyber-bullying’.
Bullying can affect people in many ways:
- Feeling sad and upset
- Becoming shy and nervous
- Feeling ill
- Changes in behaviour
- Difficulty concentrating
If anyone feels they are being bullied they should speak to a member of staff or their parents straight away so they can get support. Incidents will be recorded and passed on for staff to
deal with. Parents will be kept informed so they can also give support.
Pupils will learn about bullying in their lessons to help raise awareness. All pupils and staff will sign the anti-bullying pledge each year.
Pupils who have been bullied will be supported by:
- opportunity to talk about the problem with a member of staff
- offering support
- helping to bring back self-esteem and confidence
Pupils who have bullied will be helped by:
- discussing what happened
- discovering why the pupil became involved
- establishing the wrong doing and need to change
- informing parents to help change the attitude of the pupil
The following steps may also be taken:
- official warnings to cease offending
- pastoral referral or detentions
- being removed from lessons or play times