Anti-Bullying

In 2013, 2017 and 2020, Ratby Primary School has received the ‘Beyond Bullying Award’ in recognition of the pupils’ and staff’s commitment and hardwork to stamping out bullying. In 2022-203 we will be aiming to renew our status as a Beyond Bullying school for another three years.

We are promoting how to be a good friend and have ‘Peer Stars’ who support children in the playground when they fall out or cannot find their friends as well as ‘Anti-Bullying Ambassadors’ who work with our Anti-Bullying Lead in school. We have promoted stamping out bullying through our Anti-Bullying Week in November, as well as assemblies, PSHCE lessons and circle time activities in school. If you are worried about bullying download the leaflet below, for help out what to do next.

What is bullying?

Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.

ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE – Definition of bullying

There are four key elements to this definition:

  • hurtful
  • repetition
  • power imbalance
  • intentional

Bullying behaviour can be:

  • Physical – pushing, poking, kicking, hitting, biting, pinching etc.
  • Verbal  – name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, threats, teasing, belittling.
  • Emotional – isolating others, tormenting, hiding books, threatening gestures,  ridicule, humiliation, intimidating, excluding, manipulation and coercion.
  • Sexual – unwanted physical contact, inappropriate touching, abusive comments, homophobic abuse, exposure to inappropriate films etc.
  • Online /cyber – posting on social media, sharing photos, sending nasty text messages, social exclusion
  • Indirect – Can include the exploitation of individuals

Anti-Bullying Week 2022

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 will take place from Monday 14th – Friday 18th November with the theme Reach Out.

If you require any other information regarding bullying such as racist bullying or cyber bullying please click on the links below:

 

Beyond Bullying

The Anti-Bullying Alliance

NCB

NSPCC

Leicestershire Healthy Schools