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Simon de Senlis Information Leaflet Anti-Bullying Information for parents The clear message at Simon de Senlis Primary School is: “We do not tolerate bullying in this school” Several Times On Purpose Bullying Start Telling Other People Bullying Anti-Bullying Information for Parents Bullying is: •Deliberately hurtful (including aggression) •Repeated often over a period of time •Difficult for victims to defend themselves against the bully. Bullying may include any of the following behaviours: Verbal Physical Emotional Cyber Name- calling Kicking Offensive graffiti Offensive text messages Taunting Hitting Excluding from the group Offensive e-mails Mocking Punching Spreading rumours Sending degrading images Making offensive comments Pushing Being forced to do something against own will Teasing Pinching Taking possessions/money Bullies are often encouraged by their peers. These children may help the bully by joining in and/or watching, laughing or shouting encouragement. These ‘passive’ bullies will be dealt with in line with the Pupil Behaviour Policy as appropriate. If this behaviour is deemed to be a regular occurrence it may be deemed to be bullying behaviour in itself. If a bystander comes forward with information about bullying, we will protect their identity where possible and support them through the following weeks, where needed. Anti-Bullying Information for Parents What do we do if we are told of a bullying incident? 1. All incidents must be reported to the class teacher who will talk to the victim, bully and any witnesses; 2. The bullying behaviours are investigated and recorded on the school bullying incident form; 3. Parents of both the victim and bully will be informed; 4. A commitment will be made to help the bully/bullies change their behaviour and support will be offered to the victim; 5. The bully will be dealt with according to school rules and behaviour system; 6. In cases of serious or persistent bullying, the teacher will refer the incident to the senior leadership team; 7. If the bullying continues, the bully may be excluded for a fixed term, or even permanently excluded. If necessary, the police will be involved; 8. After a bullying situation has been resolved, monitoring will continue to be in place to ensure repeated bullying doesn’t take place. Bullying incidents are reported to and monitored by the Governor Safeguarding Committee. Differences between bullying behaviour and poor behaviour and aggression that is not deemed bullying: The key difference as mentioned above is the regularity and pattern. Very serious behaviour which will be dealt with under the Behaviour Policy may not be bullying for this very reason. It is important that parents, staff and pupils understand the differences so that incidents can be dealt with appropriately. Anti-Bullying Information for Parents What should you do if your child is bullied or bullying? 1. Talk to your child’s class teacher; 2. If you need further support, contact Mrs Rosevear (Y5/6 Phase Leader), Mrs Lutas-Brown (Y2/3/4 Phase Leader), Mrs Fennelly (Reception/Y1 Phase Leader) or Mr Rees (Headteacher). Outside agencies that could also help are: ChildLine www.ChildLine.org.uk/Bullying Cybermentors: Safe social networking site giving information and support to people who are being bullied. www.beatbullying.org ServiceSix: Northamptonshire based advice Service (for ages 10 and over). www.servicesix.co.uk Local Police: Contact our Community Police Officer on 101 or fill out an online contact form at www.northants.police.uk Remember...if we don’t know…we can’t help. Issue Date: May 2014