bullying is not acceptable in any form or by anyone
The following is an extract from our anti-bullying policy. This policy and many others are available in our prospectus.
Bullying is not easy to define. It involves the abuse of power in some way and is a damaging process that, if unchecked, can do long term harm to the victim, perpetrator and even bystander. Through psychological or physical means, it lowers self esteem and sense of well being, causing victims to live with fear, unable to break the vicious circle of secrecy and communicate what they are going through.
For the purpose of this policy the following definition will apply:
Bullying is any (repeated) action that deliberately causes fear or upset in another person.
- To create a safe, secure, caring and welcoming environment which allows students to concentrate on their studies and fulfil their true potential.
- To reduce the amount of bullying.
- To develop in students and staff the skills of identification, observation and understanding of bullying in school.
- To create in school an atmosphere for telling.
- To be seen to act when told about, or witnessing, bullying.
- To engender confidence among students and staff in tackling individual bullying problems.
- To have a shared plan of action involving school staff, parents and students.
- To provide student support.
If you are worried about your child being bullied please contact the school immediately.