Anti-Bullying Policy

 Buddy Stops and Playground Mentors'Pupils behave extremely well and look forward to school' Ofsted 2007

At Bourne Abbey we aim to create a community in which everyone is safe and secure from any kind of threat, intimidation or harm.  We regard bullying as particularly serious and we always take action against it.

Bullying is hurting, frightening or threatening someone deliberately.  It can be verbal, physical or emotional, by a single person or group.  It includes hitting people, saying unkind things, leaving people out or taking money or possessions.

People who watch bullying are condoning it and are part of bullying.

Bullying will not be tolerated at Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Children, if you are being bullied:

  • Tell someone straight away, take a friend with you if you like.
  • Tell any one of the adults in school or someone at home.
  • Keep telling until the bullying is stopped.

If you see someone being bullied:

  • Tell someone straight away.
  • Don't stay and watch - go and get help.
  • Don't ignore it.

There is always someone around to help you.

Parents:

  • The support of parents is vital in preventing bullying.
  • Watch out for any signs that your child might be a victim of bullying.
  • Listen to your child and take reports of the bullying seriously.

If you think your child is being bullied:

Contact the school straight away.  Speak to your child's class teacher, Phase Leader or Deputy Headteacher.  The Headteacher will be informed of all reported cases.  Work with the school and help us to make sure of the facts and support your child through the incident.  It can take more than one attempt to stop bullying.  Do not hesitate to contact us again if you think that it is continuing.