Bullying

Beccles Free School take matters of bullying seriously. Bullying is not the same as poor behaviour (as dealt with by the School’s Behaviour Policy). It is also important to make the distinction between bullying and falling out with friends. Falling out is part of everyday life, bullying is not. When bullying is reported, a staff member gathers information from students involved and witnesses to ensure the facts of the situation are established and to look at how to address the situation (including sanctions and support as appropriate). Full details on how we prevent and address bullying can be found in the school’s Anti-bullying Policy. Support for students is offered by the Pastoral team.

Click on the links below to view the specific school policies linked to bullying:

Safeguarding Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Useful websites:

Bullying UK – Advice for Parents: http://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents/

NHS – Bullying – Advice for Parents: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Bullyingadviceforparents.aspx

Anti-Bullying Alliance: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/advice/parents-carers/

Kidscape: https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-parents-and-carers/