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Zero Tolerance: Clamping Down on Bullying

2 October 2019
Zero Tolerance: Clamping Down on Bullying

Bullying, in any form, is not acceptable. At Gagle Brook Primary School, we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to bullying. Every child has the right to receive an education free from prejudice, harm, and intimidation. Whether physical, mental, or emotional, bullying at our school is never accepted or ignored and will be stopped immediately.

At Gagle Brook, we ensure that children at our school receive the best possible education within the securest of environments. In order to provide a secure environment, we make sure that every reported instance of bullying is investigated thoroughly and subsequently eradicated.

Bullying also directly contravenes our key values of tolerance and mutual respect, which are shared by both Gagle Brook Primary School and The White Horse Federation. Therefore, ensuring bullying does not take place within our school will always be one of our top priorities.

In order to prevent and eliminate incidents of bullying, we have stringent policies and procedures in place. Our anti-bullying framework is designed to protect pupils, deter bullying, and raise awareness of the damaging impact bullying has.

When any incident of bullying is reported, we conduct a full, thorough investigation. By identifying how and why the bullying occurred, we are able to resolve deep-set problems and change attitudes to prevent future issues. At the conclusion of the investigation, we will have put an end to the incident and also initiated a change of mindset that averts a reoccurrence of the bullying.

Alongside our anti-bullying framework, we always play an active part in Anti-bullying Week — an event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA). By marking this event, we educate pupils on what constitutes bullying, the results it can have, and why it is entirely unacceptable.

Bullying can take place in any workplace, and schools are no different. That is why Gagle Brook’s zero-tolerance policy is enforced throughout the school. By maintaining constant vigilance and a private, open-door policy, we prevent bullying from taking place at all levels. We also promote a culture of ‘if you see it, say it’, which encourages those who witness bullying, but are not directly involved, to report it.

The anti-bullying framework in place at Gagle Brook also extends to our relationships and interactions with parents. To achieve the best results for all involved, the school-parent relationship should be constructive and collaborative. The framework is supported by our parent and visitor code of conduct, which facilitates a healthy relationship between our school and parents.

Gagle Brook Primary School is determined to do everything possible to end bullying and ensure it is not present at our school. If you have any questions or concerns about bullying, please do not hesitate to call the school on 01869 228750 or email us at [email protected] We assure you that your query will be taken seriously and dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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