Southborough C of E Primary School

Anti-bullying

At Southborough Church of England School we aim to provide a supportive, caring and safe environment for pupils to learn without the fear of being bullied.  Bullying is defined as deiberately hurtful behaviour repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves. Bullying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our school. 

It is very important that we work in partnership with parents to support children's learning and their emotional, social, and physical development.  From time to time, during your child's 7 years at school, you may have a concern about your child that impacts on their learning or wellbeing.  It is improtant for us to know about this as quickly as possible, in order to reslove the issue promptly and satisfactorily. We take these concerns very seriously and any teacher and parent concerns are logged and followed up by the Senior Management Team.

Please follow the procedure below if you wish to raise a concern:

  1. Please talk to your child's class teacher in the first instance, as they will usually be able to address and solve any concern you have.
  2. If after speaking to the class teacher the situation is still on-going, please ask to speak to the appropriate Phase Leader: Mrs Capewell (Head of Early Years), Miss Goddchild(Head of Years 1,2 and 3), Mrs Bootle (Head of Years 4,5 and 6)
  3. If you still have a concern, please ask to speak to Mrs Bye (Assistant Headteacher / SENCO), Mrs Dooley (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs Savage (Headteacher).

Mrs Dooley and Mrs Savage can often be found at the beginning of each day welcoming the children at the school gates.  They are happy to chat to parents informally and will pass on information to the class teacher.  The best time to see class teachers is at the end of the school day.   However, if you have an urgent concern, especially relating to the health and safety of your child, please speak to our office team, Mrs Dooley or Mrs Savage as soon as possible.

Below are links to websites which parents may find infomative and helpful:

Kidscape
NSPCC
PSHE Curriculum at Southborough
Anti-bullying Policy
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