Our School Policies
Our School Policies.
Anti-Bullying Policy Child Protection Policy SEN & Inclusion PolicyTeaching and Learning PolicyCurriculum Policy Statement Behaviour Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy In Charles Dale, it is recognised that bullying is an unpleasant and unacceptable feature of school life. The whole school staff, in conjunction with Parents are committed to reducing the number of incidents of bullying in school and associated problems within the immediate school environment.
What is bullying? Bullying takes a variety of forms. It can be defined as repeated and systematic harassment or attack on others. It may be by individuals or groups. It can include many different behaviours, such as:
1. Physical violence or attacks
2. Verbal taunts, name-calling, put-downs, ridicule
3. Threats and intimidation
4. Extortion or stealing of money / possessions
5. Damage of personal property
6. Exclusion from a particular group.
All of these may cause real distress or upset for the victims. This can affect their learning and general well-being.
What is the school doing to help?
In the school, Circle Time/PSE helps ease the transition process with one of the main focuses on “anti-bullying”
The “Buddy System” is well established, as an initiative to help support the new intake, again with a view to highlighting any bullying problems in the early stages.
Senior Students are now to have the opportunity to extend their roles as Buddies, to become involved in Peer Mediation, specifically to address the problem of bullying. Training will be provided for this initiative.
All pupils have a Key Teacher and/or a guardian Teacher who is the first point of contact for pupils and parents, if there are any concerns.
All members of staff must adhere to a discipline Code of Conduct for pupils which ensures consistency of approach towards pupil behaviour across subject departments.
Ground rules for acceptable pupil behaviour are re-enforced in P.S.E classes.
Vulnerable pupils are identified and participate in group work, focusing on self-awareness.
Individual work and group work take place for pupils who have been bullies themselves, to look at their behaviour and its effects on others.
School staff work closely together to tackle the problem of bullying.
What happens in school if an incident of bullying occurs?
It is vitally important that all pupils understand that they must report incidents of bullying to someone, so that the incident can be dealt with. This should apply not only if they themselves are the victims, but also if someone else is being affected. Bullying must not be tolerated!
The person they tell can be their Buddy, a Teacher they trust, their guardian Teacher, a member of the Senior Management team, someone in the Office or a Janitor. It does not matter, as long as they tell someone.
Every incident reported will be dealt with, as deemed appropriate.