At Lower Park School, we have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying. Central to our school’s anti-bullying policy is the principle that ‘bullying is always unacceptable’ and that ‘all pupils have a right not to be bullied’. We also believe in preventative education; teaching children carefully, clearly and regularly through our PSHE and RSE curriculum to understand what bullying is, how to prevent it, how to help others and convey a clear message that bullying will not be tolerated in our school. Children take an active ongoing role in their education against bullying, led by our Inclusion Team.
intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally
often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation
Bullying can take many forms:
cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online (for example email, social networks and instant messenger)
For more details on the school approach and processes, please see our Behaviour Policy.
Attached is a child friendly version of the Anti Bullying Policy which was written by our Inclusion Team and shared in whole school assemblies.