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 dealing with incidents of bullying across the school are;

Miss Balmforth

Mr Leaning

Mrs Davidson-Sault

These adults may be involved supporting your child, yourself, and your class teacher if you have a concern about bullying. Below are some useful links to websites and downloads;

We use the 10 Key Principles charter to underpin our strategies. 

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 staff believe bullying is…

choosing to hurt 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

School actions

-We have celebrated anti-bullying week.  

-We have established ‘anti-bullying ambassadors’.  These are pupils who will represent their peers and pass on any concerns.

-Our E-Safety advice has been updated.

-Our school Behaviour Policy and Anti-Bullying Policy have been updated. 

-Our children took part in a well-being questionnaire.  The results were overwhelmingly positive.  The report suggested that some of children have trouble sleeping, and sometimes feel lonely.  These results took us by surprise and we will be working together with our children to combat this.