At Alfreton Park Community Special School we do not tolerate bullying.
Alfreton Park Community Special School are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils and staff to enable them to learn and work in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We promote an understanding across the school community that bullying is unacceptable and action will be taken against it. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Any racist incidents must also be reported. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff. We recognise that children must be able to express their worries or concerns knowing that these will be taken seriously and that the appropriate support will be given. Pupils will be given the resources necessary in order to facilitate this communication. We realise that in any school community there will be disagreements between pupils which may result in verbal or physical aggression. Such incidents will be addressed initially through the provisions of the school’s Behaviour Policy and will be avoided, wherever possible, through recognition and understanding of individual Behaviour Plans.
When the Governing Board asked if there is an bullying in school,
Daniel said “No”, “It is not allowed”
We always promote the highest expectations of behaviour, self-respect and respect for others. Through a Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship programme, assemblies and circle time, opportunities are planned specifically to enable pupils to talk about issues surrounding bullying. They are given clear guidance on what constitutes bullying and through discussion, stories, art and drama opportunities are given the chance to rehearse strategies for dealing with bullying. Pupils are always encouraged to speak to someone about their worries, and advised that they should tell someone at home, their teacher, another adult in the school, a friend or older pupil.
We are working towards the STOP award. Every year the school has a ‘Anti-Bullying Week’.
Incidents are extremely rare but where they do occur it is dealt with immediately, Incidents are recorded and monitored.