All students and staff have the right to safety, security and to be treated fairly. No one in our community has the right to be hurtful towards other people.
The Department for Education defines bullying as:
“Behaviour by an individual or group, repeatedly over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group.”
To help us understand what bullying is, we often use the acronym STOP:
If the hurtful behaviour is happening several times, is on purpose and there is an imbalance of power, this would be defined as bullying. In this case, we advise students and staff to either speak to someone or use the school’s tellbytext system.