Bullying affects lots of young people and happens in many schools but it's the way it's dealt with which makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery for many. 
At The Bramble Academy we take bullying very seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported to a member of staff and we will investigate the matter further.

A definition of bullying

There is no legal definition of bullying. But it is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically, and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability. Not all unpleasantness between pupils is bulling, some can be regarded as random acts of unkindness such as refusing to talk to a person.
Bullying can take many forms including:
  • physical assault
  • teasing
  • making threats
  • name calling
  • cyber bullying

Ways of reporting bullying:

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 or other issues and pass it on to Miss De’Ath, our Educational Welfare Officer. For us to be able to help with these issues then we need to know full details such as names.
If a member of staff witnesses bullying they must record this onto an incident report form and give copies to the class teachers of the children involved.
Parents can report Bullying by:
  • Speaking to their child's class teacher
  • Phoning the school: 01623 635928
  • Speak to Miss De’Ath, our Educational Welfare Officer

Helpful Links and Resources – Anti Bullying and Safeguarding