At St Peter’s Junior School we aim to provide a safe, caring and friendly environment for all our pupils to allow them to improve their life chances and help them maximise their potential. This includes encouraging open discussion around differences between people and celebrating diversity.
We expect pupils to act safely and feel safe in school, including that they understand the issues relating to all forms of bullying and that they feel confident to seek support from school should they feel they or others are unsafe. We also want our families to feel confident that their children are safe and cared for in school and that incidents, if/when they do arise, are dealt with promptly and effectively.
Definition of Bullying
At St Peter's we use the following definition:
The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.
Reporting and responding to bullying
Our school has clear systems to report bullying for the whole school community (including staff, parents/carers, children and young people) this includes those who are the targets of bullying behaviour or have witnessed bullying behaviour (bystanders).
At St Peter’s we use a model of response. Children and young people in school including bystanders should report any incidents to a trusted adult, the response should be consistent and follow this model:
For more information, please find our anti-bullying policy here.
If you believe your child is being bullied, please inform a member of school staff as soon as possible.