Standens Barn Primary School

My Best, Your Best, Our Best!

Bullying


What Is Bullying?

With the consultation of pupils (school council) parents and staff this strategy was adopted and is given to the children as the STOP method; which is Start Telling Other People.  

This is linked by the idea that bullying is Several Times On Purpose.

This is because children can fall out with each other and have minor disagreements which can be sorted quickly and easily using our BEST rules. Bullying however, is sustained and deliberate and can lead, over a number of days or a longer period, to a change in a child's behaviour and well being.

Emotional

Being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures).

Physical

Pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence

Racist/religious/cultural

Racial/religious/cultural taunts, graffiti, gestures

Sexual

Unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments

Homophobic

Because of, or focussing on the issue of sexuality

Verbal

Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing

Cyber

All areas of internet, such as email & internet chat room misuse

Mobile threats by text messaging & calls

Misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera & video facilities

SEN/Disabilities inc. appearance or health conditions related to home circumstances

Negative taunts and any of the above

Click the link below for further advice on 'bullying' and information about things you can do.

www.kidscape.org.uk          

Please report such concerns to your child's class teacher where possible in the first instance.

Alternatively you can email the Headteacher Mr. S Blight on head@standens.northants-ecl.gov.uk