Our view on bullying
Sandringham Primary School considers that bullying of any kind is unacceptable. We don't accept that it is a phase which children go through, that it is part of growing up or that it teaches children to stand up for themselves. The school acknowledges however that bullying does happen from time to time and we will deal with incidents as promptly and effectively as possible.
What is bullying?
We define bullying as the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group, either physically or emotionally, by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
How we will prevent bullying
We will make sure that we have a robust and up-to-date anti-bullying policy.
We will establish a school ethos that bullying is not acceptable.
We will share anti-bullying messages through the curriculum.
We will place anti-bullying messages and signposts for help around the building.
We will record all incidents and report on patterns.
How to report bullying
We want Sandringham to be a ‘telling school’ where pupils, staff and parents do not ignore bullying. We will investigate reports made by anyone, including the child being bullied, by another pupil, by someone from home, or by a member of staff. Reports can be made to any member of staff who will ensure the most appropriate person investigates the matter.
How we will respond to bullying
We will take seriously all reports of bullying. We will respond consistently, impartially and promptly to all allegations and incidents using an agreed procedure. Staff will protect and support all children involved whilst allegations and incidents are investigated and resolved. All those involved will have the opportunity to be heard. Appropriate action will be taken quickly to end any bullying behaviour or threats of bullying.