Anti Bullying       

Our ethos is to expect and encourage all adults and children at Blueberry Park Primary to respect and help each other at all times. Children are encouraged to show thoughtfulness and care for each other and for property whether their own, the school’s or their peers.

We actively discourage and show disapproval for lack of respect for others’ feelings, opinions and cultures. When a child does something wrong, we do our best to make it clear to the child what is wrong and why it is wrong.

Sanctions are likely to include being kept behind at playtimes, missing a privilege, or being sent to talk to a senior member of staff. For persistent disruptive behaviour the school has a structured procedure that systematically records incidents that can be followed up with parents and senior staff.

If there continue to be persistent difficulties with a child’s behaviour the situation will be brought to the attention of the parent/s, and a programme of behaviour support may be put into place. Where appropriate the Head teacher and/or outside support agencies will also be involved at this stage. In more serious cases, and should a child’s behaviour become totally unacceptable, the Head teacher will need to consider the more formal process of exclusion.

Anti-Bullying

Any reports of bullying are taken extremely seriously by all school staff. At Blueberry Park Primary we have adopted the following definition of bullying:

Bullying is the deliberate, persistent, intentional victimising of one person, or group of people, by another, in order to hurt, upset and control them, giving the bully a feeling of power. Bullies can oppress physically, verbally and/or psychologically. Bullying should always be taken seriously.

Bullying should not be confused with other unacceptable behaviour which is reactive and not planned and persistent. Bullying includes threats, violence, extortion, insults, harassment, isolating, tormenting and humiliating.

 

Copies of our positive behaviour and anti-bullying policies are available from the school office.

Please click this link to view our Anti-Bullying Policy:-

Anti-Bullying Policy

Preventing Bullying - A Guide for Parents

Don't Bully Me! - Advice for primary age children