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Objectives of this Policy

Croxteth Community Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy outlines what this school will do to prevent and tackle bullying. The policy has been drawn up through the involvement of the whole school community.


Our school community


Definition of bullying

Bullying is “Behaviour by an individual or a group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual either physically or emotionally”.

Bullying can include: name calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments; kicking; hitting; taking belongings; inappropriate text messaging and electronic messaging (including through web-sites, Social Networking sites and Instant Messenger); sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet; producing offensive graffiti; gossiping; excluding people from groups and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours.


Forms of bullying covered by this Policy

Bullying can happen to anyone. This policy covers all types of bullying including:


Preventing, identifying and responding to bullying

We will:


Involvement of pupils / students

We will:


Liaison with parents and carers

We will:


Links with other school policies and practices

This Policy links with a number of other school policies, practices and action plans including:


Monitoring & review, policy into practice

We will review this Policy at least once every two years as well as if incidents occur that suggest the need for review. The school uses the guidance by the DCSF* and the Anti-Bullying Alliance** to inform its action planning to prevent and tackle bullying.


Responsibilities

This Policy only works if it ensures that the whole school community understands that bullying is not tolerated and understands the steps that will be taken to both prevent and respond to bullying.

It is the responsibility of:


Policy reviewed and amended March 2016

* DCSF Guidance “Safe to Learn: Embedding anti-bullying work in schools” http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/behaviour/tacklingbullying/safetolearn/

**Anti Bullying Alliance guidance http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/Page.asp?originx_4237co_4721421398769u17h_2007627412x