Support for Bullying
At Highfields College we do not accept or condone of bullying of any kind.
We are a friendly, and inclusive community where everyone has the right to study and work in a safe and secure environment. No one should work in an environment where there is harassment, intimidation or fear.
We aim to reduce and eradicate instances in which students are made to feel threatened, harassed, excluded or in any other way unhappy – we are committed to responding quickly and proactively to all instances of bullying that are reported.
Our Anti-Bullying Policy is available on the policies section of our website for all to read and outlines our aims, roles and responsibilities, prevention strategies and actions.
What is bullying?
Bullying can be defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically.
Bullying can take many forms including:
- Physical assault
- Social bullying
- Threatening behaviour
- Name calling
For children – “I’m being bullied – what should I do?”
- Tell a trusted member of staff such as your Form Tutor
- Use the red letter boxes around school
- Use the school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you are being bullied or have witnessed bullying behaviour – this can be anonymous
- Tell a parent or carer so they can inform us
- Do not engage in any kind of bullying in return
- Do not attempt to handle it alone – ask for help!