Bullying

Bullying is an issue which can affect people from all walks of life and can happen at any time. Research has shown that the impact of outcomes of this type of behaviour can be long lasting and extremely damaging. The reality is that bullying exists at home and in our wider communities; at the office in the boardroom, in the rest area, on high streets, in sports stadiums and pubs. And of course, bullying exists online.

At St Paul’s we understand that bullying is about behaviour and that behaviour and attitudes can be changed. 

In response to our anti-bullying week, some of our older children came up with the idea of designing a set of posters around the anti-bullying slogan, ‘stand up and say no’. One of these posters is displayed in every classroom throughout the school as a reminder about how our behaviour impacts on others and our responsibility for the well-being of those around us. 

Rarely do we see this type of behaviour at St Paul's but we have robust Behaviour and Anti-bullying Policies and procedures in place which enable us to respond swiftly to any concerns. Copies of both documents can be found on the Policies page in the Parents' area of this website.
 
For a quick guide to the approach we adopt, see our 15 Minute Focus Document.