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)'.
We believe that bullying is NOT:
Anti-Bullying Week 2020
Anti-bullying week was held 16 - 120 November and this year the theme was "United Against Bullying". Our children had class discussions and activities, you can see the result of their activities on our anti-bullying displays in school. We baegan the week by joining in Odd Socks Day. The children learned that whatever odd socks we may, or may not, wear - they all do the same thing and so are all different but equal, and it is the same for us - we are all different but equal. One of our value at St Mary's is acceptance.
Using Social Media
PC Paul and Inspector Blake came to visit classes in KS2 in 2019 to talk about using social media in a positive way and how to spot the dangers. We hope to be able to invite them again under Covid restrictions.
Doncaster Anti Bullying Award
In Anti-Bullying week 2019 we hosted the Doncaster Anti-Bullying Awards and a number of other schools came to join us for the presentation of awards. Donny Dog came along (Lucky made a new friend!) to present the awards and then visited all the classes in KS1 and 2 to help us remember all we had been learning about that week. We were presented with our Gold Standard Award - well done St Mary's.
Our Friendship Force group continues to work hard helping each of us to keep the Playground Promise and uphold our school values so we may continue to reduce incidents and learn the difference between falling out and bullying.
Safer Internet Day has links to anti-bullying and this year it will be held on Tuesday 11 February.
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