The Fulbridge Academy Anti-bullying Policy
1.1 Bullying is action taken by one or more children with the deliberate intention of
hurting another child, either physically or emotionally.
2 Aims and objectives
2.1 Bullying is wrong and damages individual children. We therefore do all we can to
prevent it, by developing a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as
2.2 We aim, as an Academy, to produce a safe and secure environment where all
can learn without anxiety.
2.3 This policy aims to produce a consistent school response to any bullying
incidents that may occur.
2.4 We aim to make all those connected with the school aware of our opposition to
bullying, and we make clear each person’s responsibilities with regard to the
eradication of bullying in our school.
3 The role of governors
3.1 The governing body supports the headteacher in all attempts to eliminate bullying
from our school. This policy statement makes it very clear that the governing
body does not allow bullying to take place in our school, and that any incidents of
bullying that do occur are taken very seriously and dealt with appropriately.
3.2 The governing body monitors the incidents of bullying that occur, and reviews the
effectiveness of the school policy regularly. The governors require the
headteacher to keep accurate records of all incidents of bullying and to report to
the governors on request about the effectiveness of school anti bullying
3.3 The governing body responds within ten days to any request from a parent to
investigate incidents of bullying. In all cases, the governing body notifies the
headteacher and asks him/her to conduct an investigation into the case and to
report back to a representative of the governing body.
4 The role of the headteacher
4.1 It is the responsibility of the headteacher to implement the school anti bullying
strategy and to ensure that all staff (both teaching and non teaching) are aware
of the Academy policy and know how to deal with incidents of bullying. The
headteacher reports to the governing body about the effectiveness of the
anti bullying policy on request.
4.2 The headteacher ensures that all children know that bullying is wrong, and that it
is unacceptable behaviour in our Academy. The headteacher draws the attention
of children to this fact at suitable moments. For example, if an incident occurs,
the headteacher may decide to use assembly as a forum in which to discuss
with other children why this behaviour was wrong, and why a pupil is being
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4.3 The headteacher ensures that all staff receive sufficient training to be equipped
to deal with all incidents of bullying.
4.4 The headteacher sets the school climate of mutual support and praise for
success, so making bullying less likely. When children feel they are important
and belong to a friendly and welcoming, bullying is far less likely to be part of their
5 The role of the teacher
5.1 Teachers in our Academy take all forms of bullying seriously, and intervene to
prevent incidents from taking place. They keep their own records of all incidents
that happen in their class and that they are aware of in The Academy.
5.2 If teachers witness an act of bullying, they do all they can to support the child
who is being bullied. If a child is being bullied over a period of time, then, after
consultation with the headteacher, the teacher informs the child’s parents.
5.3 We keep an anti bullying logbook in the first aid room where we record all
incidents of bullying that occur inside and outside lesson time, either in the
Academy, near the Academy or on the children’s way home or to The Academy.
If any member of staff witnesses an act of bullying, they should record the event
in the logbook.
5.4 If, as teachers, we become aware of any bullying taking place between members
of a class, we deal with the issue immediately. This may involve counselling and
support for the victim of the bullying, and punishment for the child who has
carried out the bullying. We spend time talking to the child who has bullied: we
explain why the action of the child was wrong, and we endeavour to help the child
change their behaviour in future. If a child is repeatedly involved in bullying other
children, we inform the headteacher and the special needs coordinator. We then
invite the child’s parents into the school to discuss the situation. In more extreme
cases, for example where these initial discussions have proven ineffective, the
headteacher may contact external support agencies such as the social services.
5.5 Teachers routinely attend training, which enables them to become equipped to
deal with incidents of bullying and behaviour management.
5.6 Teachers attempt to support all children in their class and to establish a climate
of trust and respect for all. By praising, rewarding and celebrating the success of
all children, we aim to prevent incidents of bullying.
6 The role of parents
6.1 Parents who are concerned that their child might be being bullied, or who
suspect that their child may be the perpetrator of bullying, should contact their
child’s class teacher immediately.
6.2 Parents have a responsibility to support the Academy’s anti bullying policy and to
actively encourage their child to be a positive member of the Academy.
7 Monitoring and review
7.1 This policy is monitored on a day to day basis by the headteacher, who reports
to governors about the effectiveness of the policy on request.
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7.2 This anti bullying policy is the governors’ responsibility and they review its
effectiveness annually. They do this by examining the Academy’s anti bullying
logbook, and by discussion with the headteacher. Governors analyse information
with regard to gender, age and ethnic background of all children involved in