If a bully is left unchallenged then they will learn they can get away with violence and aggression. A bully has a higher chance of acquiring a criminal record and not being able to have good relationships when they become an adult.
Procedure (how we put the policy into practice)
If your child is being bullied, we will:
We will reassure them that the bullying is not their fault
Tell them that we care about them and are 100% on their side
We will help them to feel valued by giving them lots of praise, encouragement and responsibilities
We will work with you to help the child to develop techniques to deal with the bully- assertiveness, walking away etc.
If your child is the bully:
We will reassure your child that we still care about them but it is their behaviour we do not like. We will work with them to help change this
We will work with your child to find ways to make amends for their actions
We will develop a reward structure for good behaviour
We will discuss the matter with you, not in front of your child, to see if there are any problems that may have triggered the bullying
If you have any concerns regarding your child, please discuss them with a member of staff as soon as possible. It is much better to deal with these problems before they become major issues.
This page was last updated on Monday, May 6, 2019.