At Compass Primary we take bullying seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported to a member of staff.
The Academy recognises that all members of the Academy community, staff and pupils alike have the right to feel safe and secure and that it has a responsibility to keep all members of its community safe from any form of bullying.
Bullying will not be tolerated.
The Brooke Weston Trust Anti-bullying can be found here.
What is 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. Not all unpleasantness between pupils is bulling, some can be regarded as random acts of unkindness such as refusing to talk to a person.
How do we educate the children about bullying?
Each year, we as an academy take part in Anti-Bullying Week (held in the month of November). Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying. Over the course of Anti-Bullying Week, we hold a number of school assemblies and each class completes a number of activities designed at educating the children about what bullying is and how to deal with its different forms effectively.
If pupils witness bullying or feel they are being bullied they can tell any member of staff who must pass the information on to the victim's and alleged bully's class teachers.
Pupils may also write down any worries they have about bullying and put theses into the Rainbow room letterbox for Mrs Dunn to read and pass onto class teachers. Pupils must be aware that for incidents to be dealt with they must not report anonymously.