Kidscape: help and guidance: https://www.kidscape.org.uk/
This statement is published to ALL students at Langtree School. People have the right to go about their normal lives free from fear and intimidation.
If you would like to report a concern about bullying, you can do so by clicking HERE. This form can be used to notify key members of staff about any concerns or incidents that have occurred relating to bullying. An appropriate member of staff will contact you within 2 school working days. All information will be kept confidential.
We will not tolerate bullying someone because of their:
- gender identity
- parents marriage or civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
These are called protected characteristics.
What is bullying?
Bullying is defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour, repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those who are being bullied to defend themselves. The three main types of bullying are:
- Physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, shoving, theft)
- Verbal (name calling, racist remarks, sending upsetting texts or emails)
- Indirect (spreading rumours, leaving people out, supporting other people bullying someone)
Another word for bullying is ‘harrassment’
Racial Harrassment is when someone is bullied because of his or her colour, the way he/she speaks or the fact that his/her nationality is different to yours. There is never a good reason to do this and at Langtree we believe it is wrong.
- At Langtree we work hard to ensure that we are an anti-racist school. Please see the following links to learn more about racism:
- Asking Where You Come From – an article explaining why this can be insensitive and how you can be more mindful: https://www.abc.net.au/life/where-are-you-really-from-how-to-better-ask-race-question/10610346
- Britain’s involvement in the slave trade: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/slavery/pdf/britain-and-the-trade.pdf
- Watch: The School That Tried To End Racism – Channel 4
- ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas
- ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee
- ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman
- ‘Pigeon English’ by Stephen Kelman
- ‘To Sir, With Love’ by E R Braithwaite
Sexual Harrassment of any type is always wrong and will not be tolerated.
- The NSPCC has a new helpline: 0800 136 663
- The helpline will provide both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.
Bully? Who me?
Have you ever indulged in bullying? If you have, then remember that bullying is never right, and that Langtree School will never accept bullying behaviour.
People can be so badly affected by bullying that they become depressed and ill, and they do not want to come to school. You only have to put yourself in this position to know how wrong it is.
- There is never an excuse for joining in the bullying, nor for ignoring the needs of other people
- It is never ‘just a joke’
- Bullying always hurts
Everyone must make sure that Langtree is a good place in which to learn and be happy. We should always behave towards other people in the way that we would expect them to behave towards ourselves
Anti-Bullying Websites and help lines