Bullying is rare at Stalham High School, but unfortunately it can happen. What you need to know is that it will not be tolerated…..from anyone.
At Stalham High School, we adopt the STOP principle when identifying bullying:‐
If you have any concerns about bullying, you might find it easier to tell your Form Tutor. If not, then go and see Ms Beck, Ms Lessells, Mr Roberts or Mrs Feakins in the LSU. Remember though, that any member of the school staff can listen to your concerns and support you in getting the help you need from the Student Support Team.
Bullying encompasses an apparently minor offence such as hiding a bag to name-calling and physical violence, both in school and on the way to and from school.
Some kinds of bullying:
- Using your body - pushing, kicking, taking someone’s belonging, being violent
- Using words – name-calling, making threats, making unpleasant or rude comments
- Being unfriendly – refusing to talk to someone, gossiping, spreading rumours
- Cyber bullying – sending bullying messages by text, phone calls, video-clips, email; using Facebook, Twitter or website to spread rumours or to make unpleasant comments.
Assemblies and Society and Ethics lessons tackle this problem using a variety of materials and approaches.
Our aim is to educate students to acknowledge and accept the effects their words and deeds have on others, whilst emphasising that any form of bullying is totally unacceptable. We revisit the subject frequently and have annual anti-bulling days.
We use the "No Blame" approach. When an incident of bullying is reported, all students are seen separately and then together. The feelings of all are then explored by sensitive questioning.
Some incidents of physical violence need a firm and authoritative response in the first instance in order to show our disapproval of this kind of behaviour.
All incidents are treated as serious. If the member of staff who is approached by a student or notices an incident feels unable to deal with it themselves, then it is referred to Ms Beck or any other member of the Learning Support Unit. Incidents of bullying are recorded using an incident log and placed on file.
In cases deemed particularly serious a parent will be contacted and the perpetrator may be excluded from school in our isolation room.
Please use this form if you would like to raise a concern
All schools in the United Kingdom have a duty to 'actively promote' the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
You will find this poster in every classroom in school. Make sure you familiarise yourself with our shared understanding of British values in action at Stalham High School.