Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.
At Little Eaton Primary School we take bullying seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported to a member of staff.
What is bullying?
Bullying is 'Behaviour by an individual or a group, usually repeated over time that intentionally hurts another individual either physically or emotionally'.
Bullying can include: name calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments, kicking, hitting, taking belongings, inappropriate text messaging and electronic messaging (including through web-sites, social networking sites and instant messenger), sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet, producing offensive graffiti, gossiping, excluding people from groups and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours. Not all unpleasantness between pupils is bulling, some can be regarded as random acts of unkindness such as refusing to talk to a person.
How do we educate the children about bullying?
Each year, we as a school take part in Anti-Bullying Week (held in the month of November). Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying. Over the course of Anti-Bullying Week, we hold a number of school assemblies and each class completes a number of activities designed at educating the children about what bullying is and how to deal with its different forms effectively.
Ways of reporting bullying:
What should pupils do?
If pupils witness bullying or feel they are being bullied they can tell any member of staff who must pass the information on to the victim's and alleged bully's class teachers.
Pupils may also write down any worries they have about bullying and put these into the Safety Bear box or speak directly to a member of staff. Children know that for incidents to be dealt with they must not report anonymously.
What should staff do?
If a member of staff witnesses bullying they must report the incident immediately to the class teacher and the headteacher.
What should parents/ members of the public do?
Parents can report bullying by:
Useful Anti-bullying website links:
Our i-vengers are working on reducing online bullying in school.
Other useful links include:
www.antibullyingalliance.org.uk - this is a useful link for information around all aspects of bullying
Anti-Bullying Information Tool for Parents & Carers: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents/interactive-anti-bullying-tool-parents