Backwell School takes seriously the prevention of bullying and the dealing of incidents of bullying.  The school employs three different strands of procedures to tackle bullying:

  • Preventative
  • Intervention
  • Support

Preventative Measures

The school believes in creating a safe environment where students feel safe to share any concerns or fears.  Preventative measures include giving guidance to help prevent bullying through assemblies, tutor time and lessons, supportng national activities such as National Anti-bullying Week and undertaking an annual survey where all students can give their views on how safe they feel in school.

Intervention Measures

The school will deal with each incident based on the circumstances and interventions will vary from restorative meetings and friendship contracts through to formal exclusions.

Support

The school will offer support to both the victims of bullying so that they feel confident in school and also to children who act as bullies so that they can change the way that they behave towards other students.  In addition, our Parent Support Advisor can offer support for parents whose students are affected by bullying.

Parents can also access the CEOP Parent Information website by clicking on the following link:

CEOP Parent Information

You can download the school's  Guidance for Parents leaflet and the governors' Bullying Policy for further information.