RESPOND to my world.
CONNECT with my community.
We work together as a team to tackle any incident of poor behaviour from one child to another. Anti-Bullying lessons are taught to children within PSHE lessons as part of our JIGSAW scheme of work. They are also an integral part of everyday; praising children for showing kindness and respectful behaviour as well as ensuring unkind behaviour is dealt with swiftly.
We will make it clear to children, staff, parents, and governors that when bullying happens we will work as a community in accordance with our policy guidelines to help both the people who are harmed and the perpetrators. We will ensure the safety of the victim and support improved behaviour from the bully.
WHAT IS BULLYING?
There are many definitions of bullying, but at Raysfield we agree it is:
- The idea that bullying is different from random acts of aggression
- That the harmed person suffers over a period of time
- That bullying is not just physical violence but includes many different forms of behaviour, intimidation, teasing, name calling, isolation
- Online (cyber-bullying) as well as face to face
- Peer to peer pressure
Bullying is when someone (or a group of people) picks on you, hurts you, calls you names, threatens or says nasty things about you, takes your things and friends away and keeps on doing it, making you feel frightened and/or unhappy.
It can be:
Physical – hitting, kicking, spitting, tripping someone up, or stealing/damaging someone’s belongings.
Verbal – name-calling, insulting a person’s family, threats of physical violence, spreading rumours, or constantly putting a person down.
Emotional/psychological – excluding someone from a group, humiliation or creating a feeling of danger.
Racist – insulting language/gestures based on a person’s actual or perceived ethnic origin or faith, name-calling, graffiti, or racially motivated violence.
Sexual – sexually insulting language/gestures, name-calling, graffiti, and unwanted physical contact.
Homophobic/ Transphobic – insulting language/gestures based on a person’s actual or perceived sexuality, name-calling, graffiti, or homophobic/ transphobic violence.
Electronic – bullying by text message, chats, sharing inappropriate pictures, bullying on the internet (in chat rooms, on bulletin boards and through instant messaging services), or hate websites.
Bullying is the abuse of power by one person or a group over another. All of the types of behaviour listed above are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at this school.
If you or your child are concerned, please see either the class teacher or Mrs Hill or Miss Thomas as soon as possible.
To find out more about how prevent bullying at Raysfield, click on the policy below: