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Anti-bullying

At Tickhill St Mary’s School we are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the
highest of standards. We also give the highest importance to the safeguarding and welfare of the children.
The Governors, Head Teacher and all staff aim to carry out their responsibilities effectively, efficiently and
diligently to ensure that St. Mary’s School is a learning environment, free from bullying, for the children in
its care. This policy helps to ensure that this happens for all children in our school, regardless of their age,
gender, ethnicity, attainment or background.


 Definition of Bullying
At St Mary’s Primary School, we believe that bullying is:
'The repetitive intentional hurting of one person by another/others where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can be carried out physically, verbally, emotionally or through cyberspace (electronically)'.  

  • Bullying behaviour deliberately causes hurt
  • Bullying behaviour is repetitive
  • Bullying behaviour involves an imbalance of power


We believe that bullying is NOT:  

  • Teasing and banter between friends/classmates  
  • Falling out after a quarrel or disagreement for example, at football  
  • Behaviour that everyone has agreed to take part in