At Leagrave Primary School we take bullying and its impact seriously and bullying will not be tolerated.
The values based ethos of our school means that we have high expectations of outstanding behaviour.
What is bullying?
Bullying is unacceptable behaviour used by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, which intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.
In other words, bullying at Leagrave Primary School is considered to be “unacceptable behaviour which occurs lots of times, on purpose”.
Bullying can be:
- Cyber Bullying
What can you do?
If a child feels that they are being bullied then there are various things that they should be encouraged to do:
- Tell a friend who can help to tell an adult
- Tell a teacher or adult whom you feel you can trust
- Write your concern and post it in the ‘worry box’ in class
- Tell a parent or adult at home whom you feel you can trust
Bullying is wrong!
Bullying hurts. No one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Bullying has the potential to damage the mental health of a victim. Everybody has the right to be treated with respect.
Advice to parents
As the parent of a child whom you suspect is being bullied, you should report bullying incidents to the class teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
During the Anti Bullying week, Year One learnt about what bullying means. We made posters to show how we can ‘Choose Respect’ to stop bullying. We also made Friendship tokens to encourage respect towards each other.
In Year Two we learned how to develop friendship. We wrote friendship recipes to list all the ingredients we need to make good friends. We also used role play to learn ways to stop the bullying if we witness it happening around us.
Year Three made colourful posters to raise awareness of how bullying can harm others and how to identify and stop bullying.
Year Four linked the events of anti-bullying week with their work on Digital Safety. They discussed cyber-bullying, in particular the role of the bystander, who may know what is happening but take no action. Colourful leaflets were made outlining how to deal with being the victim of online abuse.
In Year Five, we have been learning about the different types of bullying – physical, verbal, social and cyber bullying. We discussed how we can prevent bullying from taking place in the classroom, at school and outside of school. We know that if we do witness bullying taking place that it is very important to speak to someone so that it can be stopped. As well as colourful posters, we learnt and performed a song to the school. The lyrics of the song focused on a victim of bullying and how the victim felt as a result of bullying.
In Year Six, we have written inspirational speeches. Our key message was that we should not only “Choose Respect” this Anti-Bullying Week, but every week and every day of the year. We explored how each and every one of us is unique and how this might mean that we are not always going to agree on everything, but we should accept our differences and treat each other with respect regardless of what our background or beliefs are. We hope that you enjoy our speeches, we have worked very hard on them.