We are thrilled that we are a Silver ‘Anti-Bullying Alliance’ school.

Here 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

Mrs Lewis (EYFS)

Mr Leaning (Upper School)

Mrs Davidson-Sault (Lower School)

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;

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/course/147/information-tool-parents-and-carers

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. 

We have two Anti Bullying policies;

Anti-Bullying Policy

Child-friendly AB Policy

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