Dorset Road Infant School has an anti-bullying policy which is available on our school website. We cannot say that bullying will never occur but we will do our best to resolve any incidents and ensure the children know who to talk to and where to find help. If you have any concerns about bullying please talk to your child’s teacher or any member of the Senior Leadership Team.
What to do if a child is being bullied? Staff will:
Investigate bullying incidents thoroughly and talk to everyone involved, e.g. witnesses and appropriate staff
Record the incident – Get a written statement from all individuals involved. This may include staff and other children. If a child cannot write down what happened you should scribe for them.
Respond to the child concerned by:
Respond to the child who bullied by:
Prevent further situations by providing opportunities for children to explore the issues. This will take the form of a circle time or discussion with all children involved. Children should have an opportunity to discuss their feelings and how the actions and behaviours made them feel. The children should also help to construct a solution to the issue.
Review the situation with the child and parents and others, throughout the investigation and afterwards. Review policies and procedures - consider changes that can be made to environment, groupings, rules and codes of conduct etc.
Monitor the situation
Provide opportunities for children to say how safe they feel and if the policy is working. This should take place on a regular basis.
Please give the Deputy Headteacher copies of any statements, minutes from meetings with parents and dates of meetings with parent. This information will be stored centrally so that any incidents can be monitored.
Please see our 'Behaviour, Anti-Bullying and Exclusions Policy' under the 'Policies' section.