In order for the school to achieve its aim of providing a secure, happy and stimulating environment, the safety and care of all pupils must be ensured.
St. Mary’s Primary School is committed to the principle that bullying constitutes unacceptable behaviour and that any reports of bullying will be taken seriously. Staff and Governors have adopted a working definition as to what constitutes bullying: all behaviour which aims to consciously hurt, threaten or frighten someone, causing him/her anxiety and distress on more than one occasion.
By laying down procedures to deal with bullying, the school aims to foster an atmosphere where pupils can confide in staff, knowing that bullying incidences will be handled positively, and that by telling a member of staff bullying will stop. For your convenience a concise anti-bullying leaflet can be found below.