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As a family we are really happy with St Botolphs. There is so much clarity and communication about all the important aspects of teaching methods, changes and general information.
Our school has a zero tolerance to bullying, homophobic behaviour and discrimination on the grounds of race, gender or ability.
* Our pupils are taught that EVERYONE has the right to be happy and to feel safe.
* Our pupils are taught to value themselves and to be assertive.
* Our pupils are taught that difference and diversity are positive things.
* Our pupils understand what bullying is and what forms it can take.
* They are taught to recognise bullying by using the STOP method:
Bullying can be done verbally, in writing or images, including through communication technology (cyber bullying) e.g. graffiti, text messaging, e-mail or postings on websites. Verbal bullying is the most common form.
Work in school:
Our pupils are taught the first step in dealing with bullying is to ask them to stop and to explain assertively to them how their chosen actions makes them feel.
Our pupils are taught to tell an adult and that this is not ‘telling tales’ or ‘snitching’. They are taught that if someone says they are telling tales that this is a sign they are doing the right thing as a bully does not want to be in trouble.
Our pupils are taught about e safety and the potential risks of the internet.
Through PHSE and our assembly programme we aim to develop the self-esteem of all pupils and help them to recognise their own and the qualities of others.
Our pupils are taught that in life we will not like everyone we meet, but that we can and must work alongside them effectively and with tolerance.
As a result of these strategies bullying is kept to a minimum and any incidents are swiftly resolved as soon as staff are aware of them:
To view the Anti-bullying Power Point presentation please click here