St. Thomas MoreR.C. Primary Schoolis a Telling School
We all have the rightto be safe, and at St. Thomas MoreR.C. Primary Schoolwe understand that we all have a responsibility to take care of one another. In order to keep everyone safe, our pupils know that telling somebody else about inappropriate behaviour is the most sensible thing to do; if we know that someone is being teased or bullied, it is our duty to help this stop. Telling will help everybody involved, including the person misbehaving, who can be guided into changing their behaviour.
If a child is being bullied they must feel confident enough to act in order to end the bullying, using the systems in place in school. We aim to build an anti-bullying climate in school, therefore increasing understanding for the victims of bullying.
It is also our aim to challenge ideas and attitudes about bullying behaviour, helping pupils to understand that not all aggressive behaviour is necessarily bullying. Sometimes children – especially the very young – may
display behaviour which appears to be bullying, without the intention or realisation that it causes others distress. However, even in such circumstances, if a pupilperceives they are being bullied it should be taken seriously.