Behaviour and Anti Bullying Policy
At St Andrew’s, we are determined to promote and develop a school ethos where bullying behaviour is regarded as unacceptable, to ensure a safe and secure environment is sustained for all pupils. We teach and promote to pupils that we are a ‘telling school’ and it is always okay to share worries, concerns and incidents with trusted adults. We aim for all pupils to reach their potential academically, socially and personally through learning and playing in a safe and secure environment.
Or Anti-Bullying Lead is Mrs Witkowski. If you have a concern please report it by:
- Emailing or speaking directly with your child’s class teacher
- Emailing the AntiBullying lead Mrs Witkowski on: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call the school office on 01932 863452 to speak with the Head teacher or Deputyhead (Mrs Witkowksi)
Bullying Definition at St Andrew’s Primary School:
We use the Anti-Bullying Alliance definition and training to enable staff to analyse incidents and situations, and in turn, determine whether bullying or relational conflict has occurred.
The difference between bullying and relational conflict
Is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
- Power Imbalance
Usually involves individuals and groups who are similar in power and status who argue, fight or fall out. There is generally a willingness to make things right afterwards and to reflect on what went wrong and try to plot a way forward.
At school we discuss what bullying is, as well as incidents we would not describe as bullying, with all pupils through assemblies and PSHE lessons (Jigsaw programme).