At Dorothy Stringer School we believe that our students are entitled to learn in a positive environment. Occasionally, bullying prevents a few children from concentrating on their studies and enjoying school. We are committed to prompt and effective action if this occurs and we are confident we can stop bullying. To do this really successfully we need the partnership of students and parents.
What is bullying?
Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.
Bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via social media or the internet). Bullying is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups. Examples are bullying on grounds of race, religion, belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, or because you are in care, have caring responsibilities or mental health issues. Bullying might be motivated by actual differences, perceived differences or as a result of association with someone else.
How do I know if my child is being bullied?
Any unexplained change in mood or behaviour could be as a result of bullying or other issues at school. If this happens, try to find out what is wrong and support your child if there are any problems. You may want to contact the school to see if they are aware of any problems.
How do I report bullying concerns?
If Parents or Carers are concerned that their child is being bullied they should contact the school via the Form Tutor or Head of Year.
Students can report concerns by speaking to a teacher.
Students can report bullying by contacting our bullying hotline on 01273 852270 and leave a message.
Students can anonymously report bullying concerns through their SLG page using bullying icon in the quick links section.
Bullying in school for parents and carers
Help with bullying at school for children and young people
Community Safety Casework Team