We are committed to ensuring that the pupils who attend the school feel safe and secure whilst at school.

It is every child’s right to attend our school without feeling fearful or intimidated by other children or adults. Bullying is not tolerated at all and staff will be actively supportive with any child who reports that they are being bullied in order to reach a positive resolution.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace. It is a purposeful and repeated action which causes distress.

Bullying can take different forms and may include:

·      Verbal bullying: name calling, use of threatening or provocative language, teasing, etc.

·      Psychological bullying: excluding an individual from group play, refusing to talk to or even acknowledge an individual

·      Physical bullying: hitting, kicking, grabbing an individual; taking or hiding another’s property, etc.

·      Cyber bullying – bullying via mobile phone or online (e.g. email, social networks ans instant messenger)

At Stanmore we have an Anti-Bullying Code which is explicitly taught to the children and prominently displayed on posters around the school. The code give guidance on what to do if children see bullying taking place or if they themselves are being bullied.

Stanmore Primary School
Anti Bullying Code

If you see someone being bullied:

  • DO let a teacher brother staff member know

  • DO try to be a friend to the person being bullied

  • DO try to help the bully stop bullying

  • KEEP telling people until someone listens

  • DON’T rush over and take the bully on

  • DON’T be made to join in

  • DON’T blame yourself for what has happened

If you are a victim of bullying:

  • TELL a teacher or another adult in school

  • TELL your family

  • TAKE a friend with you if you are scared to tell someone by yourself

  • DON’T blame yourself for what has happened

If you suspect your child is being bullied, or your child tells you that they are being bullied please contact the school to let us know. The school will investigate as appropriate and inform you of any action they intend to take as a result of fully understanding the issue.

For every child that is being bullied, there is a bully. Nobody would like to think that their child is capable of such behaviour, but sometimes this is the case. If your child is involved in bullying you will be contacted by the school who will seek to work with you to address the behaviour in an appropriate manner.

Stanmore Primary School - Anti-Bullying Policy

Other sources of help and advice:

NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/

Anti-bullying Alliance - https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/