STRYDE operates a zero tolerance bullying policy. If a child is found to be bullying another we will ask they be immediately removed from the class in question.
Parents will be consulted on action to be taken (for both victim and bully) and we’ll agree on these actions together. Support will be offered to parents, including information from other agencies or support lines.
- bullying can include online as well as offline behavior
- bullying behavior can include:
- physically pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching etc.
- name calling, spreading rumours, persistent teasing and humiliation or the continual ignoring of others
- posting of derogatory or abusive comments, videos or images on social media
- racial, homophobic, transphobic or sexist comments, taunts or gestures
- sexual comments, suggestions or behavior
- unwanted physical contact
- we’ll create an “open door” ethos where children feel confident to talk to an adult about bullying behaviour or any other issue that affects them
- potential barriers to talking (including those associated with a child’s disability or impairment) will be acknowledged and addressed at the outset to enable children to speak out
- anyone who reports an incident of bullying will be listened to carefully and reports will be taken seriously
- children experiencing bullying behavior will be supported and helped to uphold their right to play and live in a safe environment
- those who display bullying behaviour will be supported and encouraged to develop better relationships.
- Sanctions will be proportionate and fair
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111 / www.childline.org.uk
Anti-Bullying Alliance www.antibullyingalliance.org