Early identification of bullying is the most effective way of minimising bullying behaviour and the effects on the person being bullied. We also acknowledge that the student doing the bullying needs to understand that their behaviour is unacceptable and will need support to change their behaviour and explore the underlying reasons for bullying.
Students are encouraged to report any harmful or hurtful behaviour, even if they are not sure whether it is bullying. They are encouraged to report for themselves or for their friends. They can do this through:
Speaking to their class teacher / Pastoral Manager / Head of Year
Speaking to another trusted adult in the school community
Speaking to a parent/other adult who may then contact the school
Reporting their concern through our online reporting tool within the SLG.
Calling a confidential helpline such as ChildLine.
Parents and carers must inform us if they think or know there is a problem for their own child or for another child. They can do this by contacting their child's form tutor or Head of Year. Parents and carers who want more support in how to respond if their child is being bullied may find this leaflet helpful: Safe
from bullying - Supporting your child
Students can report
concerns through their SLG homepage using the support link, which is in the
quick link section.