Anti Bullying

Anti Bullying at Moulton

Please find the schools anti bullying policy here.

Definition of Bullying agreed with Moulton School Students

“Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, which intentionally hurts another individual or group, either physically or emotionally.” Preventing and Tackling Bullying (DfE, Oct 2014).

Note: Whilst accepting this definition, it is also noted that bullying may, on occasions, take the form of an isolated incident in which there is an imbalance of power.


Bullying can take many forms:

· Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, punching and any other forms of violence, including threats of violence.

· Direct Verbal: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing.

· Social (indirect verbal comments): unkind comments made in the proximity of the victim.

· Cyber-bullying: abusive texts, e-mails, snapchats, or any other inappropriate use of social networking sites, including unkind communication or creation of webpages, sexting

· Emotional: excluding, tormenting (i.e. hiding books, threatening gestures), ridicule, humiliation.

· Racism/ Faith related bullying: racial taunts, words, phrases and/or stereotyping, which includes reference to or signify a dislike or demeaning outlook on somebodies skin colour, hair type, religion, culture or faith.

· Sexual: unwanted physical contact, abusive comments, sexual gestures, sexting

· SEND related bullying: SEN and disability targeted bullying.

· Homophobic: ridicule, name calling, unkind comments, humiliation which directly links to a young person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation.

· Gender: Ridicule, victimisation, humiliation or/and harassment which directly links to somebodies gender including transgender and cisgender students and sexism. 


Many types of behaviour that could be described as bullying are covered by legislation and can be prosecuted as criminal offences under a number of acts of Parliament, for example:

•Protection from Harassment Act 1997

•Malicious Communications Act 1988

•Communications Act 2003

•Public Order Act 1986


Our Anti bullying Steering Team is made up students, staff, governors and parents to ensure a collaboration of ideas and strategies to help prevent bullying. If you have any suggestions or ideas please don't hesitate to let one of the team know.


The student group:






















Miss Woodcock, Mrs Scholey and Miss Perry make up the teaching staff members on our anti bullying steering group.

Please come and see us regarding any issues or ideas you may have relating to anti bullying. You can also speak to us directly by contacting the school or emailing catherine.woodcock@moultonschool.co.uk.

Alternatively you may want to contact our anti bullying governor link - Ian Chapman, please contact the school for contact details.






















Head boy and Head Girl, Ed and Heather, run our "Talking Hub" every Monday Lunchtime in H6 for any students who want any help, guidance, advice or support.






















What our students have to say..

Lizzie Buckingham2112

I really enjoy being part of the anti-bullying steering group. It’s good because you get to know the ideas of other people and then make sure everyone knows what to do if they are being bullied. Going to all the meetings means I know what is going on and what we have to do to achieve our different goals and prevent bullying.

Shreya Bagha

It’s good that we have our anti bullying group. We present assemblies for the different year groups to raise awareness and help prevent bullying which, if it happens, is a serious problem in schools.

Ethan Coddling

We need to stop bullying because it makes a happier atmosphere to learn in. I like being part of the anti-bullying group because it’s good to help prevent bullying.

 

If you or anyone you know are being bullied it is so important to tell someone:

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