This year we have joined the Anti-Bullying Alliance and are working towards a badge to show our commitment to reducing bullying for children and young people. At WTLA incidents of bullying are rare, your child’s well being is of the upmost importance to us. If you have a concern please see your class teacher in the first instance and we will aim to resolve the matter quickly. Senior members of staff responsible for bullying across the school are;
These adults may be involved supporting your child, yourself, and your class teacher if you have a concern about bullying.
We have a team of children called ‘Anti-Bullying Ambassadors’. These pupils represent their peers and let us know if they or anyone they know may be having trouble at school.
The A-B-A believes bullying is…
repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.
Our teachers believe bullying is…
choosing to be unkind to somebody, face to face, online or physically. It is usually targeted at people who are believed to be weaker than others, sometimes because they are different.
Our children believe bullying is…
being mean to someone over and over again. Sometimes it’s hurting their feelings or sometimes it’s hitting them or kicking them. It happens when grown ups aren’t looking. It can happen online.
‘They [pupils] value everyone’s contribution and everyone is warmly accepted and cared for. Older pupils support younger ones thoughtfully and with kindness. Pupils say that bullying is rare. They have confidence in staff to sort out any issues quickly.’ Ofsted 2019
-We will be celebrating Anti-Bullying week. Look out for posts on our Facebook page.
-We have established ‘anti-bullying ambassadors’. These are pupils who will represent their peers and pass on any concerns.
-Keep your eyes peeled for updates to our E-safety advice
-Our children are taking part in an anti-bullying and wellbeing questionnaire. Keep a look out for the results which will be published here, and in the newsletters. This will highlight any areas for improvements.
-Our school policies will be reviewed and any changes will be made to improve our practice for the children in our care.