All students have the right to enjoy their learning and free time at school in a safe environment, free from fear.
We are a ‘telling’ school. Students should support each other by reporting all instances of harassment. Incidents will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.
Support is available to those involved in incidents of harassment both for the victim and the bully.
This could include peer-mentoring or regular appointments with their tutor, or Head of House.
This could also mean students being referred to Student Support.
The student who is bullying should receive a warning and a possible sanction. If the bullying happens again, depending upon how serious it is, an Internal or External Exclusion will be considered.
Understandably, if your child is being bullied, as a parent you might want the bully immediately excluded or permanently removed from the school. It is important to remember that the school takes a stepped approach, depending on the severity, in a bid to resolve the situation.