Anti-Bullying


Anti-Bullying Statement

At Central Lancaster High we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Bullying behaviour of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying behaviour does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

The school disapproves of bullying behaviour in all its forms and considers it a most serious offence.

The pupils know that bullying behaviour is completely unacceptable and that they must tell a teacher if it happens to them or someone they know.

The Headteacher and all the staff work in creating a climate in which pupils will report any bullying incident in the expectation that it will be dealt with urgently and firmly.

What is bullying behaviour?

‘‘Behaviour by an individual or a group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.’’

Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching, and any other forms of violence, threats

Verbal: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing

Emotional: excluding (i.e. not speaking to someone), tormenting, ridicule, humiliating

Racist: racial taunts, graffiti, gestures

Sexual: unwanted physical contact or abusive comments

Homophobic: because of or focussing on the issue of sexuality

Cyber: all forms of internet, such as email and internet chat room misuse

  • Mobile threats by text - messaging and calls
  • Misuse of associated technology i.e. phone camera/video

Helplines

School 01524 32636 or email – clhs@lancasterhigh.lancs.sch.uk
KIDSCAPE 0845 1 205 204
Bullying on Line www.bullying.co.uk
Parentline Plus 0808 800 2222 01268 757077
Childline 0800 1111
Anti – bullying Alliance www.antibullying alliance.org.uk

CLHS has an Anti-bullying Policy on this weblink: