Bullying is usually defined as behaviour that is:
Everyone in the Waltham Toll Bar family is responsible for making sure bullying is not tolerated.
|Bullying takes many forms and can include:||The Law:|
Some forms of bullying are illegal and should be reported to the police. These include:
Schools must also follow anti-discrimination law. This means staff must act to prevent discrimination, harassment and victimisation within the school. This applies to all schools in England https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights
We ask pupils to report bullying in school or by others at school to Waltham Toll Bar Academy in the first instance — or to someone the pupil can trust who can help if it happens outside school, for example in a club or at home while online. Tell the police if the bullying involves a crime.
Pupils can talk to any member of staff at school, however specific people who are here to help are:
This was suggested by our pupils as a way in which to ensure pupils had a way to communicate with school about bullying if they didn't feel able to do so face to face or if they wanted to do so when not in school.
We work with a number of agencies to prevent and tackle bullying and deal with the consequences of bullying. There are useful resources and information for pupils and parents on the websites of these organisations that you can go to and use for help when pupils are not in school.
We may deal with bullying in different ways, depending on each situation, with the ultimate aim of tackling the issue, educating pupils and ensuring parents know their child is safe. We might deal with it in school, for example by disciplining and educating those who bully, using restorative approaches, supporting and empowering those who have been bullied, or we might report it to the police or social services.
If you do not feel we have acted in accordance with our anti bullying policy you can complain to the school https://walthamtollbaracademy.co.uk/tollbar/media/files/complaints-policy.pdf
Anti-Bullying policy: https://walthamtollbaracademy.co.uk/tollbar/media/files/anti-bullying-policy.pdf
Police — reporting bullying Anyone can make a complaint to the police about bullying but it's usually a good idea to speak to us first. If you're reporting cyberbullying, keep a record of the date and time of the calls, emails or texts — don't delete any messages you receive.
Some children may be involved in bullying other children at one time or another. In fact, some children who are bullied (either at school or elsewhere) also bully other children. Parents and carers are often not aware that their child is involved in bullying others.
Don't panic. We want to work with you in a supportive way to change the behaviour your child is currently demonstrating. Don't think your child is dreadful. They are exhibiting some anti-social behaviour at the moment, but this can be corrected if everyone works together.
Be prepared to listen to school staff and accept our advice.
How to stop your child from bullying other children
If your child is being bullied, you need to contact us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment to meet with your child's form tutor. Tel: 01472 500 505 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Always try to be calm. We will want to resolve the problem with you, but we may not always be aware of the problem. In some cases, the causes may be very complicated.