Bullying – A Charter for Action
We are working with staff, students, parents/carers and governors to create a school community where bullying is not tolerated.
Our school community:
- Discusses, monitors and reviews our Anti-Bullying policy on a yearly basis.
- Supports staff to promote positive relationships and identify and tackle bullying appropriately.
- Ensures that students are aware that all bullying concerns will be dealt with sensitively and effectively; that students feel safe to learn; and that students abide by the Anti-Bullying policy.
- Reports back quickly to parents/carers regarding their concerns on bullying and deal promptly with complaints. Parents/carers in turn work with the school to uphold the Anti-Bullying policy.
- Seeks to learn from Anti-Bullying good practice elsewhere and utilises the support of the LA and relevant organisations when appropriate.
- Annually reviews our Anti-Bullying Advice Sheets for staff, students and parents/carers.
- Raises awareness of Anti-Bullying through assemblies and the curriculum, throughout the year.
Who to Talk To
Students are encouraged to talk to any member of staff with whom they feel comfortable.
There are a number of key members of staff within the school whose responsibility it is to oversee pastoral concerns. These are:
- Miss Hadkiss - Assistant Principal - Student Welfare and Safeguarding
- Mrs Holmes - Head of Year for Year 7
- Miss McGraw - Head of Year for Year 8
- Mrs Gidman – Head of Year for Year 9
- Mrs Wileman - Head of Year for Year 10
- Mrs Durrands – Head of Year for Year 11
- Mr Cox - Pastoral Support
Parents/carers are encouraged to contact any of the above staff if they have any concerns.
We work with Operation Encompass to ensure we appropriately safeguard all children.
Students meet with their tutor every morning during form time. The tutor’s role is to oversee and support students with the day to day aspects of school life, both academic and social. The tutor is often the first port of call for both student and parental concerns.
Each year group has a dedicated leader who monitors and supports the students. The Heads of Year are responsible for the progress, safety and well being of the students in their year group.
All of our Heads of Year are Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) across the school.