Prevention of Bullying
Our values of compassion, commitment and curiosity are embedded in all that we do. We expect our students to display kindness, celebrate diversity and show tolerance to all.
Through our tutor programme we explicitly teach what is right and wrong. We teach we can support others, how we can champion kindness and how we can be explicitly against every kind of bullying.
It is important for us that everyone can work and learn in a safe and secure environment. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable in our Sixth Form.
We do not tolerate any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence. Our Personal, Relationships, Social and Health Education (PRSHE) Policy and curriculum outlines how we educate students on staying safe, healthy and ready for life in modern Britain. This also includes a wide range of ways for students to develop and foster healthy relationships. Our PRSHE Policy can be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page.
How we respond to bullying
When any member of staff suspects any bullying behaviour then they must act. We also expect students to support each other.
- Is another student making you unhappy or feel bullied?
- Is someone else being bullied or mistreated by someone?
If so, we do not turn a blind eye, be a bystander or provide an audience for a bully.
It is really important that everyone takes action immediately. Do not ignore it and hope that it will go away.
Speak to a member of staff and tell them what is happening. Speak to someone at home who can then tell a member of staff. Log your concern by emailing email@example.com.
You can download our Prevention and Anti-Bullying Policy on our Student Welfare page. Other sources of advice and guidance can be found below.
- The Anti-Bullying Alliance offers an information tool for parents and carers.
- If you would like support and advice, you can talk to a family support worker at Bullying UK on their confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222.
- Think U Know - for advice on all things relating to digital safety.
- Internet Matters – for more information about cyberbullying and online safety.
- Am I a bully? If you think your child is bullying others, this BBC guide may help them reflect on their behaviour.
- Bullying - A Guide for Parents from YoungMinds
- Young Minds
- Anti-Bullying Alliance