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Bullying

The school follows a “zero tolerance” policy on bullying and believes that all pupils and staff have the right to feel happy, safe and included.

Report bullying

Reporting issues is a very effective way to enable us to deal with risks before they escalate into harm, and we already have several ways in which you can report to our school. That goes a long way in helping us create the safe and reliable environment for your children that you expect our school to be.

We understand too that sometimes, coming into school to tell us about these issues can not always be an easy thing to do. Time? Arranging an appointment? Speaking with staff? Sometimes it can be a subject that you need to bring to our attention without wanting to identify yourself, but that you feel we need to know, particularly if it involves children’s safety.

Report an issue

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How it works

This is an anonymous reporting service for pupils, families and local community that allows you to send a message or text to a confidential school email account where staff experienced in responding to issues will receive it.

When you complete the online form you can choose to send it anonymously or, if you want us to get back to you, you can leave your contact details. The service does not collect any information to identify a sender unless they choose to leave it.

The service is called Whisper and is provided by South West Grid for Learning, a founding member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. The Whisper service is totally independent of the school website - none of the information you send passes through or is stored on the website.

Why do we think this is important?

For a variety of reasons, such as being classed as a “grass”, or mistrust of how their concerns will be handled, young people often find it very difficult to report issues at school. Offering an anonymous route may empower them to raise concerns they may not have felt able to raise before.

We know that reporting can raise awareness of an issue across the school and things can change because of that, through discussion and education. Reporting someone who is bullying, for example, can very often focus attention on that person and is sometimes enough to change their behaviour.

Whilst your report may not always get the solution you want to see, reporting bad behaviours can often stop them from happening to others. If people know their unacceptable behaviour will be reported they are less likely to do it and this can have a positive effect across the whole school.

Anti-bullying policy and procedures