Students who want to report bullying can using Tootoot or speaking to a member of staff. Tootoot is anonymous and is monitored in school hours by the safeguarding team.
Name it! Shame it. Report it!
TNHA is a 'telling' school. We do not tolerate bullying or bullies.
If you are being bullied or know someone who is, you must report it - there is no deterrent to bullies if you don't! You can speak to any member of staff, but in particular your Head of College, College Support Leader or any of the safeguarding team, we are all here to help you.
If you are a 'bystander' - someone who witnesses an act of bullying - you have a key role to play in helping to stop it. You have a responsibility to help the victim, especially if they are reluctant to come forward. You must report the abuse on their behalf. Again, the best deterrent to a potential bully is knowing that they have nowhere to hide.
When dealing with bullying our aim is to empower and support the victim, and to make sure that the bully understands the true consequences of their behaviour.
"Bullying is, the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group, by another person or group, where the relationship involves a balance of power."
There are six different types of bullying:
After bullying is reported?
After speaking to both sides separately and talking to witnesses, we operate a phased approach:
A resolution meeting is held involving all students and run by TNHA staff. The outcomes are followed-up and the situation monitored.
If bullying continues, we exclude the bully/ies, contact their parents and agree a behaviour contract, which may limit social media usage. The situation is monitored.
A Senior Leader takes on the case. A second resolution meeting, this time involving the Police and parents. A behaviour contract is agreed. Risk assessments are done and measures put in place to reduce the likelihood of a re-occurrence, e.g. bully loses social time. The situation is closely monitored.
We exclude the bully again. The Police are informed as behaviour contract will have been breached. Bully attends a Governors' behaviour panel. Permanent exclusion considered.
Support for victims and bullies
Support for victims
Students who are victims of bullying will be offered the support of a friendly adult, who will make contact with them regularly to check all continues to be well. Other students may be asked to support and be 'buddies'. Safe places can be found for students to go to at break and lunchtimes if necessary.
Support for bullies
Once involved in bullying another child, College staff keep a close eye on the student/s involved. If necessary, additional behavioural support, e.g. counselling, is found to help bullied understand how their behaviour affects themselves as well as others.
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