Anti Bullying At Poltair
At Poltair we believe that every student has a right to be in a school which is safe and secure, to be treated with dignity and respect. We will work to make Poltair School free from intimidation and fear so that all students can learn and work in an environment where they can achieve their full potential.
What Is Bullying
"A deliberate action by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual either physically or emotionally."
Bullying can take many forms but the most common are:
- Physical - hitting,kicking, taking belongings.
- Verbal - name calling, insulting, making offensive remarks.
- Homophobic - name calling, insulting, making offensive remarks.
- Indirect - spreading malicious stories, rumours and deliberately excluding others from social groups.
- Racist - taunts or offensive language about culture or race.
- Sexual - unwanted physical contact or abusive comments.
- Cyber - using social networking sites or mobile phones to cause offence to others.
- Isolating - deliberately ignoring or encouraging others to ignore students.
- Students with special educational needs or disabilities - name calling, insulting, making offensive remarks.
- Young carers - name calling, insulting, making offensive remarks.
Talk to someone if you are being bullied because there are lots of people who want to help you in school.
- A member of staff
- A friend
- A family member
- A tutor group mentor (Buddie)
If you feel unable to report matters of bullying directly, then you can either phone, text OR use the anonymous post boxes around the school that are placed in student services, reception, outside the headteachers office.
- Telephone: 01726 874520
- Text Years 7, 8 & 9: 07534992509
- Text Years 10 & 11: 07961651993