Anti Bullying Policy
This school is completely opposed to bullying and will not tolerate it. It is entirely contrary to the values and principles we work and live by. All members of CRPD have a right to work in a secure and caring environment. They also have a responsibility to contribute; in whatever way they can, to ensure the protection and maintenance of such an environment.
CRPD actively promotes positive interpersonal relations between all members of the school.
Pupils have a right to learn free from intimidation and fear. The needs of the victim are paramount.
CRPD will not tolerate bullying behaviour. Bullied pupils will be listened to. Reported incidents will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.
Definition of Bullying:
Bullying is an act of aggression, causing embarrassment, pain or discomfort to someone else. It can take a number of forms; physical, verbal, making gestures, extortion and exclusion. It is an abuse of power, it can be planned or unorganised. It may be perpetrated by individuals or by groups.
This policy is inline with our Child Protection Policy.
Responsibilities of CRPD:
The responsibilities of our staff will foster in our pupils self-esteem, self-respect and respect for others. Demonstrate by example the high standards of personal and social behaviour we expect in our students.
• Discuss bullying with all classes, so that every student learns about the damage it causes and the importance of telling the instructor.
• Be alert to signs of distress and other possible indications of bullying. Listen to children who have been bullied, take what they say seriously and act to support and protect them.
• Report suspected cases of bullying to Leah Evans. Follow up any complaint by a parent about bullying; report back promptly and fully on the action, which has been taken.
• Deal with observed bullying promptly in accordance with agreed procedures.
Responsibility of Students at CRPD:
• Report to a member of staff any witnessed or suspected instances of bullying, to dispel any climate of secrecy and help to prevent further instances.
• Anyone who becomes the target of bullying should:
1. Not suffer in silence, but have the courage to speak out, to put an end to their own suffering and that of other potential targets.
Responsibility of the Parents:
We ask our parent to support their children and school by:
• Watching for signs of distress or unusual behaviour in their children, which might be evidence of bullying.
• Advise their children to report any bullying to Leah Evans anew explain the implications of allowing the bullying to continue, unchecked, for themselves and other pupils.
• Advise their children not to retaliate violently to any forms of bullying. Being sympathetic and supportive towards their children, reassuring them that appropriate action will be taken.
• Keep a written record of any reported instances of bullying.
• Informing CRPD of any suspected bullying, even if their children are not involved.
• Co-operating with the school if their child is accused of bullying.
Everyone should work together to combat and, hopefully eradicate any bullying at CRPD.
Action which may be taken:
• Contacting parents/carers of pupils concerned in a bullying incident.
• Feedback to those concerned
• Contacting the relevant professionals
• Continual professional development of all staff (CRPD will offer all staff training in the area of bullying).