Meet Smarty, our new Anti-Bullying Mascot.
The children on School Council designed Smarty after they were inspired by an assembly by the NSPCC. It is one of the duties of the School Council to promote our anti-bullying culture at school. They do a very good job!
Christ Church Anti-Bullying Team
Coordinator - Miss Miriam Morris
Link Governor - Ms Emma Burton-Graham
HLTA - Mrs Karen Caselton
School Council Children
At Christ Church Infant School we aim to provide a safe, caring and friendly environment for all our pupils to allow them to learn effectively, improve their life chances and help them maximise their potential. We expect pupils to feel safe in school, and to have an understanding of the issues relating to safety, such as bullying. We also want them to feel confident in seeking support from school should they feel unsafe.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.
How does bullying differ from teasing/falling out between friends or other types of aggressive behaviour?
·There is a deliberate intention to hurt or humiliate
·There is a power imbalance that makes it hard for the victim to defend themselves
·It is usually persistent
Occasionally an incident may be deemed to be bullying even if the behaviour has not been repeated or persistent – if it fulfils all other descriptions of bullying. This possibility should be considered, particularly in cases of sexual, sexist, racist or homophobic bullying and when children with disabilities are involved. If the victim might be in danger then intervention is urgently required.
If you feel that your child is being bullied, please contact the school, initially making contact with the class teacher. We don’t recommend you speaking directly to any other parents.
Please refer to our Anti-Bullying policy which can be found here and is also found in the Policies section of the website.
Here at Christ Church we take bullying very seriously. We work very hard to ensure that our children can come to a safe place where they feel happy and treat each other fairly.
Please ask the school office staff if you would like a copy of the Anti-Bullying leaflet printed for you.