Keeping children safe from bullying is an integral part of our PSHE curriculum. Through our values-based curriculum, children learn how to behave towards each other through the promotion of British Values of tolerance and mutual respect.
Bullying is when a person or group of people physically, verbally and/or emotionally mistreat and/or hurt others, including through any form of social media, which is deliberately repeated over time.
At Banks Road Primary School, we strive to prevent and combat any form of bullying through various strategies and approaches. Please see below for our Anti Bullying policy and for some examples of our strategies and approaches in action:
- Anti-Bullying Week.
- Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
- ‘Bully Busters’ workshops.
- Year 6 Prefects.
- ‘Buddy Benches’.
- Trained ‘Young Leaders’ for Reception and Key Stage 1 children at playtimes.
- School Council.
- Clear and consistent behaviour policy which the children recognise and understand.
- School Code of Conduct.
- A Quiet Place intervention including HeartMath.
- Anti Bullying policy
What should you do if you think your child (or a child you know) is being bullied?
As a school, we have a zero tolerance policy on bullying and any cases of bullying, including cyber bullying, will be dealt with quickly and effectively.
Without delay, speak with your/ the child’s class teacher and/or a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team to share your concerns. Names and roles of the school’s Senior Leadership Team can be found below:
- Mr J Savage – Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Miss C Gainey – Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mr J Wilson – Headteacher and Safeguarding Officer
If you do not wish to speak with a member of staff face-to-face, you can telephone school on 0151 427 4360.
External advice, information and tools for parents/ carers can be sought from the Anti Bullying Alliance website:
All children are taught to report anything that they are worried about to a member of staff that they trust and this will then be investigated without delay.