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St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School We pray together, work together and always do our best, following the example of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Bullying

Bullying is "behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally". A culture of anti-bullying is vital in schools, as bullying can have extremely negative effects on a child's health and wellbeing.


Bullying is rare at our school, thankfully. Sometimes, children can report fall-outs with friends, disagreements within and between families, and other minor incidents as bullying; when actually (although they are unpleasant) incidents like these are a normal part of children growing up, learning how to interact with others, and developing social skills. Our staff take opportunities to work with children who are not getting on, discussing their behaviour and the choices they are making; and then exploring potential consequences and alternative choices.

 

 

We deal with any incidents of bullying straight away, and make them stop. This includes involving parents/carers. If you are in any way concerned that your child or another may be subject to bullying, contact your child’s teacher immediately. We will take your concern seriously and work to resolve the problem in a considered way which protects the child. 

What is Relational Conflict?

Relational conflict usually involves individuals and groups who are relatively similar in power and status. It is generally behaviour which happens occasionally, and offence might be accidental.

In cases of relational conflict, there is also generally a willingness to make things right, to reflect on what went wrong and to try and plot a way forward.

What is bullying?

Not all conflict leads to bullying, but some does. It is important to bear in mind that unresolved bad feelings, or relationship problems left unaddressed can be the start of a pattern of behaviour in which the intention is to cause harm or distress, and can create an imbalance of power which makes an individual or group more vulnerable. 

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

Today we launch the theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word It is taking place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th November 2021. It will start with Odd...

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