Anti Bullying Summary
Page last updated at 10:48 AM, 27/04/2010
A summary of the policy is as follows -
At Torryburn we have a zero tolerance approach to bullying. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in the school environment. Bullying is openly acknowledged as Unacceptable Behaviour.
Bullying can take different forms including hitting, name-calling, making threats and taunting among others. We actively encourage pupils, through our Health work, school rules and class rules, to let some-one know if they are being bullied. In addition we encourage children to let us know if someone else is being bullied. Each year we have an anti-bullying week to focus on these issues and re-enforce
our zero tolerance policy. (this focus week can be at different times in the year).
It is important that we know of all instances of bullying so we provide opportunities for children to tell ‘in confidence’. Bullying, by its nature, can often be hidden. For this reason we believe that developing relationships of trust is vital. All adults in school actively seek to develop positive relationships in and out of the classroom.
When incidents of bullying occur we:
· take them seriously
· investigate the matter thoroughly
· take appropriate action
· keep parents/carers informed
Our anti-bullying work in school is very important and it works best when home and school work together. With this in mind I would encourage you to contact the school if you think that your child is/may be being bullied.
This summary was updated September 2009