DEFINITION OF BULLYING
Bullying can be defined as deliberately aggressive, hurtful or threatening behaviour, repeated over a period time. It is the abuse of power by one person or a group of people. The four main types of bullying are physical, verbal, indirect and cyber.
At Thomas Keble we believe that every child has a right to a safe and secure environment in which to learn and achieve success. However, we recognise that bullying may take place and therefore in our Anti-bullying Policy we outline strategies for dealing with it in order to pursue the ideal of totally eradicating bullying.
We aim to:
• provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the school community.
• encourage respect for the individual at all times, celebrating the differences between us.
• prevent bullying behaviour.
The school takes full responsibility of ensuring that the school policy on anti-bullying is known to all staff, pupils, parents and governors.
We are pleased to announce that as a result of our work on anti-bullying within the school we have now been given the South West Anti-bullying Accreditation Award. Part of this award was based on a peer mentoring running in school.
If you would like a copy of the Anti-bullying Policy or more details about the South West Anti-bullying Accreditation Award please contact the school office on 01452 770310 or via email email@example.com
Useful information, links to websites and relevant phone numbers:
Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board – www.gscb.org.uk
South west Grid for Learning – www.swgfl.org.uk/safe
Childline – www.childline.org or 0800 1111
Parentline Plus – www.parentlineplus.org.uk or 0808 800 2222
Kidscape – www.kidscape.org.uk or 020 773 03300
Samaritans – www.samaritans.org.uk or 08457 90 90 90
If bullying happens through phone calls or text messages, help is available from your network provider.
For cyberbulling through emails, contact your internet service provider.