Our policy is to create a supportive and caring atmosphere in school where bullying behaviour is very much the exception.
Children coming in to Meadowhead School should be reassured that bullying is dealt with very promptly by all of us. We are very firm in our dealings with children who bully and in our support of children who are bullied.
We recognise that there are different kinds of bullying and we strongly encourage children to tell us when things are not going well. The older students are reminded of their responsibility towards younger children and the PSHE/Ethics programme provides opportunities to discuss and explore bullying behaviour.
The School's Anti-bullying Code, which is displayed extensively throughout the school is shown below. By constantly reinforcing the message in assemblies, in the classroom, on corridors and in the playground, we try to ensure that all children come to school secure in their own personal safety.
- Any unkind action or comment will be called bullying, even if not intended to hurt
- Bullying can be:
- name calling - spiteful whispering
- tormenting - ignoring
- hitting or kicking - swearing
- stealing - racism
- threatening - homophobia
- dirty looks - sexism
- Meadowhead School will not accept these or any other anti-social behaviour
- We are a “telling school”. TELL SOMEONE - your friends, subject teachers, Learning Manager, Head of Year, Learning Mentors, Pupil Mentors, Sixth Form students, your parents/carers
- Never join in the bullying
- Never stand by and ignore it
Bullying will be dealt with seriously