Bullying is not tolerated at our academy. Before joining us, Year 6 will have been spoken to in their primary school by Miss Withers, Deputy Headteacher and the Pupil Progress Coordinator to allay any fears.
All our staff, students and parents work together to create a school community where bullying is not tolerated. We are committed to not only dealing with bullying but to do all that we can to prevent it happening in the first place.
All our students should feel free from the threat of bullying and have the right to feel safe and secure. Students should know where to go and whom to speak to if bullying does occur. We will make students aware that all bullying concerns will be dealt with sensitively and effectively.
We expect a very high standard of self-discipline and behaviour from all our students and encourage students to adopt a caring and responsible attitude at all times. We pride ourself on two mottos ‘Strive to Achieve’ and ‘Respect’. These are the key principles of our academy ethos and are taught to our students in every aspect of academy life.
Our ‘Seven Steps’ Anti-Bullying Support Group Approach
In every year group we promote a ‘support group approach’. All our staff have been trained to use the ‘Seven Steps Approach’ when dealing with incidents of bullying.
The ‘Seven Steps Approach’ focuses on not attaching blame to a particular person or group, but it aims to change the behaviour of the bully as well as creating a safe and secure environment for the victim.
If a student has an issue with bullying in school then they must inform a member of staff who will be able to help them and offer support.
Stage 1: Seven Steps (no parental involvement)
Stage 2: Parental involvement
Stage 3: Outside agencies
Next measures: When the bullying is serious or escalates further we also use; Retreat, Retreat + and possible permanent exclusion.