At Overdale Junior School we believe that all people have the right to come to school without the fear of being bullied. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell someone and know that the incident will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
Everyone in the school community has a responsibility to report bullying and bystander behaviour will not be tolerated. Anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to report it to the staff. We will respond to all forms of bullying that we are aware of.
Bullying is never acceptable.
This policy applies to all staff, governors, pupils and visitors to the school and should be read in conjunction with the school’s Behaviour Policy.
Every year we promote anti-bullying week where our FAB (friends against bullying) team work hard to promote the work they do in school.
What is bullying?
Bullying is not usually an isolated incident and involves a pattern of repeated behaviour. The Leicester City LA definition of bullying is “A physical, psychological or verbal attack against an individual or group of individuals by a person, or group of persons, causing physical or psychological harm to the victim.”