Anti-bullying

All children and young people have the right to go about their daily lives without the fear of being threatened, assaulted or harassed.  No one should underestimate the impact that bullying can have on a person’s life. It can cause high levels of distress, affecting young people’s well-being, behaviour, academic and social development right through into adulthood.

At Calderdale Pupil Referral Unit 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 free from oppression and abuse. Bullying is an anti-social behaviour and affects everyone.  All types of bullying are unacceptable at our school and will not be tolerated. When bullying behaviour is brought to our attention, prompt and effective action will be taken.

Bullying take many forms, however, there are a number of key traits in identifying bullying these are

  • when an individual or group of individuals are targeted by others
  • when an individual or group suffer repeatedly
  • when one individual or group plan to assert their dominance over another individual or group
  • when behaviour is deliberate

Bullying can be:

  • Name calling and teasing
  • Comments on appearance/clothing etc
  • Comments on sexuality, Race or culture
  • Verbal abuse
  • Verbal threats
  • Physical aggression
  • Assault
  • Ostracising other pupils

All staff will intervene immediately if they witness or are made aware of any bullying.

All pupils are encouraged to report any experiences of bullying behaviour in or out of school.

If parents have any concerns regarding bullying incidents or issues, please contact the school on 01422 244181.