Anti Bullying at Thorpepark Academy
Bullying is not tolerated at school and everyone (children and staff) are responsible to make sure bullying is addressed and eliminated.
Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else, it can be physical, hitting or hurting you or it can be mental, like name calling or posting mean comments on social media. Bullying can include:
- Being called names and teased
- Hitting, slapping or pushing someone
- Threatening, intimidating or humiliating someone
- It can be constant criticism or spreading rumours
- Stealing your possessions
- Being sent nasty messages by text or online
- Posting horrible or mean comments or photos of you on Social Media
- Commenting on your posts or pictures saying nasty things
If you are getting bullied it is important to tell someone. This could be a friend, adult in school or a family member. We can only deal with bullying if we know it is happening.
We know you might find it hard to talk to someone if you are getting bullied so in school we have worry boxes.
In your classroom and around the school we have a range of worry boxes that you can post any of your worries or concerns. These boxes are checked each week. It is important you write your full name on the worry or concern so we can make sure we can help the right person.
We also have worry monsters in school in which you can post your worries or concerns. Some children in school are given their very own worry monster.
Anti- bullying coordinator
The member of staff who leads on anti-bullying is Mrs Johnson. If any bullying is reported in school it is Mrs Johnson’s role to investigate, support and resolve any issues between the children.
The school nominates 2 children every year to be Anti-bullying reps for the school. These children work alongside Mrs Johnson to ensure children are happy to come to school and issues of bullying are addressed. The Anti-bullying reps will speak to individual children that may have had issues with bullying in the past or feel unhappy about school. These checks are usually weekly and the Anti-bullying reps feedback to leaders.
The Anti-bullying reps also check the worry boxes in the communal areas weekly for any concerns that can be addressed. These are discussed with Mrs Johnson.
The Anti-bullying reps are also involved in whole school messages, events and National Anti-bullying week.