Anti Bullying Policy & practice

Our approach to bullying is a ‘whole academy’ approach. We expect everyone to act with courtesy and consideration to others at all times and to always try to understand the other person’s point of view. Neither staff nor pupils will condone or ignore bullying of any nature and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. “It is important to distinguish between bullying behaviour and an outright condemnation of the whole person. Bullying behaviour is often an expression of inward distress, the passing on of negative behaviour, confusion about one’s own worth or an extreme need to bolster self-esteem”.

All members of the academy will be encouraged and trained to recognise but not accept bullying of any form and if they ever experience, see or suspect bullying is taking place to ALWAYS speak up and TELL someone. ALL OF US WILL LISTEN and ALL OF US WILL ACT by involving appropriate staff.