Anti-Bullying

At Anns Grove Primary School we are determined to provide our pupils with a safe, secure and happy environment in which to learn. We expect high standards of behaviour from everyone and teach our pupils the values and skills they need to develop into responsible and valued members of the community.

Definition of bullying

At Anns Grove we define bullying as: a persistent, repeated and deliberate attempt to hurt or humiliate someone. There may sometimes be ‘one off’ incidents and whilst they may be serious and will always be dealt with, they do not fall within the definition of ‘bullying’.

The four main types of bullying are:

1. Physical: including hitting, kicking, theft

2. Verbal: including name calling, racist, sexist and homophobic remarks

3. Indirect: spreading rumours, excluding someone from social groups

4. Cyberbullying: this is any form of bullying using technology which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets, to deliberately hurt or humiliate someone else.

 

What do we do at Anns Grove to prevent bullying?

We teach our pupils about what bullying is, how to recognise it and how to respond to bullying. We want children to know that bullying in any form is not acceptable, and that they must report it immediately if they or anyone else is being bullied. It is not acceptable for anyone to encourage bullying. We teach children not be bystanders and do nothing if they know it is taking place. Children know who to go to in school to report bullying.

In school we work hard to anticipate and prevent bullying taking place. Please click here to read our Anti-Bullying Policy 

What you can do if you are being bullied

Pupils:

  • Always tell an adult, any member of staff at school will always listen, or ask your parents, carers or friends to speak to someone for you.
  • Ring the National Bullying Helpline – 0845 22 55 787 or Childline – 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk

 

Parents and carers can contact:

 

Clcik here to see our latest Anti Bullying Assembly