At Marriott Primary School, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff, parents or a trusted adult.
We define bullying as physical or verbally aggressive behaviour that occurs ‘Several Times on Purpose’. The school uses this definition to help children understand the seriousness of bullying compared to other unacceptable behaviours and provides the‘STOP’ acronym that leads to children knowing they should ‘Start Telling Other People’
If you have any concerns regarding bullying of any form please contact the school office.
Bullying is behaviour that hurts other people, such as but not limited to – name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours and threatening people.
Bullying is usually repeated over a long time. It can hurt children physically and emotionally. It can happen anywhere, at school or at home for example.
When it happens online, on social networks, games or through mobile phones, it is usually called cyberbullying. Often, a child may feel trapped when they are being cyberbullied because it can happen anywhere or any time.