Coleshill Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided Church of England school. All staff and governors aim to make the school a place where Christian love and commitment are expressed in everyday life.
We aim therefore to provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating school where everyone is valued and there is a high level of expectation.
All children have access to the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum, R.E. and the broader curriculum through a wide range of educational opportunities, enabling them to reach their full potential.
We encourage partnerships with parents, governors, the church and the local community.
Through these aims we hope that children will become active and responsible members of society.
Statement of Intent
Bullying is not acceptable. Every pupil and adult in school has the right to enjoy learning working and leisure free from intimidation, both in school and the surrounding community. We aim to provide a caring community and emphasise respect for the individual. We will not tolerate any unkind actions or remarks, even if these were not intended to hurt and repeated unkind actions or remarks will be considered bullying. Pupils and adults alike should support each other by reporting all instances of bullying. Bullying will be dealt with seriously and consistently.
This policy should be read in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying guidelines.
Definition of bullying
Bullying is a willful, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone with the intention of causing distress. This can be physical or verbal and includes hitting, name calling, teasing, ostracising, as well as racial and sexual harassment. It can also include threatening gestures and looks, and messages sent via mobile phones and computer systems on social media, i.e. cyber-bullying.
Bullying is meant to hurt: It is started by the person who is doing the bullying. He/she is not replying to nastiness from another person.
- To monitor and reduce the occurrence of bullying
- To identify places where bullying might occur
- To help all children understand the steps they should take if they are subjected to bullying
- To offer constructive help to bullies as well as victims to stop children being victims
- To help all staff identify the steps they should take in dealing with any reported bullying
- To make clear to children, staff and parents that bullying is completely unacceptable and will be dealt with firmly.
We aim to create an environment where:
- Bullying is seen as inappropriate
- Everyone in school, (children, staff, governors and parents) show by example, how we should relate to each other
- Bullying is acknowledged (a “telling” school)
- There is a consistent approach to bullying
Equal opportunities and special needs
In line with special needs and equal opportunities policies of the school it will be necessary to:
- provide work appropriately differentiated
- provide contexts equally accessible to genders, races and cultures.
- be aware of specific learning disabilities, e.g. hearing
Parents will be given the opportunity to contribute to the anti-bullying policy each time it is reviewed. Parental concerns about bullying incidents will be taken seriously and investigated. Parents are encouraged to inform the school immediately if they have a concern about their child. If there is a persistent problem with bullying the school will contact the parents of the bully and the victim and seek the assistance/support of the Educational Social Worker (ESW).
This policy will be reviewed triennially by the Headteacher in the Spring term.