Bullying is usually defined as repeated behaviour, which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability.
Bullying can take many forms including physical assault, teasing, making threats, taking or defacing property, name calling, or cyber bullying.
At Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School we teach pupils the importance of respect for each other through Collective Worship, RE and PSHE lessons. Pupils also learn how to respond when someone behaves in a way they are not happy with and how to communicate with each other effectively. Through online safety lessons, and in partnership with the PCSO, pupils learn the importance of communicating appropriately online and what to do if they are the victim of online bullying. In addition, we use the annual national anti-bullying week to focus on strategies to help children to help themselves.
We try to solve minor issues quickly and keep careful records of these in order to identify patterns and stop poor behaviour leading to bullying. We take cases of bullying very seriously. If you are concerned about your child, please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
The Behaviour Policy can also be found on the website and our Equalities Policy will be reviewed in Spring 2018 in line with up to date guidance.
Please see below some useful links.