Abbeywood School

Abbey Wood School

The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

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Anti-Bullying

 Every member of our school community deserves the right to learn and thrive in a safe environment and we are committed to ensuring this remains the case. Our most recent Ofsted inspection specifically commented on our learning environment, saying:

Students thrive because the school is a very caring, inclusive community with very good support systems – students say they feel safe.

If you are are worried about a young person who is being bullied or who has been accused of bullying others please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, head of department or any member of the school leadership team who will take your concerns seriously.

 

What is Bullying?

Bullying

1  . . . is deliberate.  The other person wants to hurt, humiliate or harm the target.

2 . . . goes on for a while, or happens regularly

3 . . .involves someone (or several people) who are stronger in some way than the person being bullied.  The person doing the bullying has more power; they are older, stronger, there are more of them or they have some 'hold' over the target (eg they know a secret about them)

Because these three things have to happen together for something to be called 'bullying' they will learn that bullying is not:

1 . . . a one-off fight or argument

2 . . .a friend sometimes being nasty

3 . . . an argument with a friend

Quick Check List: How do I know if my child is being bullied?

  • Behaviour changes
  • Withdrawal
  • Not wanting to go to school
  • Lots of stomach-aches, headaches or non-specifics
  • Belongings missing or torn clothes
  • Frequent bruises or other signs of physical harm

Websites for Parents

https://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/Bullying.aspx

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Bullyingadviceforparents.aspx

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/bullying/

 

Websites for Students

https://www.childline.org.uk

ChildLine 0800 1111

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/.../bullying-and-cyberbullying/

NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000