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Anti-bullying

Anti-Bullying Policy

Rationale

Bullying can be defined as behaviour by one or more people that produces damaging or hurtful effects, physically or emotionally, to any individual. It can include physical assault, verbal taunts, racial or sexual harassment, and may include the use of modern technologies such as e-mail and text messaging. It is deliberate and often repeated.


Bullying of any sort is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Seven Hills School.


Objectives


Roles and Responsibilities

Students are expected to:


Parents/carers are expected to:


School staff are expected to:


Governors are expected to:


Approach/Policy Content

The school manages incidents which constitute bullying, in line with the ethos and positive behaviour policy

The learning difficulties, of some of our students, means that their social skills and maturity may make them more vulnerable to being bullied and carrying out bullying behaviours. Their level of understanding which makes a behaviour 'deliberate' may be less well developed than others of a similar age. The investigation of any issue or incidents should be mindful of this whilst treating the situation fairly and fully.

Bullying behaviours tend to stem from occasions of being a victim of bullying children copy what they have experienced. Therefore consideration will be given to both the victim and the bully so that both are supported to a more positive position.

The strategies used to deal with any incident should help improve the future behaviour of those involved rather than be solely punitive.


Success Criteria/Required Outcomes


Links to Other Policies

Positive Behaviour Policy


Monitoring and Evaluating


The effectiveness of this policy will be reviewed through the systematic process of whole school self review and evaluation. This process will use the following evaluation tools:

Lesson Observations
Analysis of behavioural data and incident logs
Interviews and surveys of pupils', staff and parents' views
Learning Walks



To be reviewed: Spring Term 2017