Bullying is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Dove Bank Primary School.
We have high expectations to prevent any form of bullying from our community by:
- Providing a safe, secure and inclusive learning environment for all with a strong sense of community and good standards of behaviour.
- Ensuring a friendly, supportive atmosphere in which all learners can develop their full potential.
- Fostering the positive values, attitudes and skills that learners need to be confident, healthy, well-adjusted and responsible community members.
In April 2017, the school received the ‘Beyond Bullying Award’ from Leicestershire County Council’s Safeguarding and Improvement Unit. We are delighted that our work in school to combat bullying and celebrate diversity has been recognised.
The ABA Team
Our Y2 and Y6 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have been specially trained to ensure that there are no issues of bullying or intimidating behaviour in school.
Pupils lead assemblies to discuss the importance of friendship and tolerance towards others and help KS1 and KS2 pupils to stay safe and happy during break and lunchtimes.
Pupils meet with Mrs Shields to discuss Anti-Bullying ideas.
Their message to pupils …
They helped to create a special Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy so that children at Dove Bank understand what they need to do about bullying.
Code of Conduct
All members of our school community deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
Insults, disrespect and other hurtful acts disrupt the learning, teaching and ethos of our school community.
We wish to maintain a learning environment where difference of opinion or conflict can be addressed in a civil and respectful way.
Aggressive behaviour of any kind – physical or verbal – is irresponsible and unacceptable as a way of interacting with others.
Where behaviour and actions are unacceptable within this context, clear support and guidelines from the governing body and the Local Authority will be used with recourse to legal and police advice, as appropriate. It is a responsibility that we welcome as a school to support our children, families and staff in this way.
As well as regular assemblies on bullying, all pupils have received the following ‘advice leaflet’ (stuck into home-school diaries) so that the school’s messages about bullying are very clear…
All pupils have also been given a copy of our child-friendly anti-bullying policy.
Here is a link to the NSPCC web site which gives information about what bullying is and signs and symptoms your child might show if they are being bullied.
NSPCC Bullying Advice
ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Worried About Your Child Being Bullied?
If you have any concerns about your child being bullied then please contact Mrs Shields or your child’s class teacher. You will be asked to complete a report with your child and we will take action from there.
All bullying incidents are logged and outcomes recorded.
Bullying Online (see E-Safety page)
If you think your child may be being bullied online at home then you can report this using the ‘report an incident’ button on the home page of our website.
Please save as much of the evidence as possible and we will help to resolve this with you.