All Together Against Bullying
Aim High and Be Kind
Our Approach to Anti-Bullying
At Abbey Gates we take great pride in providing a safe, caring and happy environment for learning. To enable this to happen we have lots of policies and procedures in place. We talk regularly with the children about the definition of bullying and the impact it can have on ourselves and others.
As a school, we have adopted the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s Definition of Bullying:
The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or online.
Our children also use the STOP signs to support them to recognise bullying and to ‘speak up’.
We are proud to have been recognised twice by the Anti-Bullying Alliance is a GOLD standard ‘All Together’ School (most recently in the academic year 2020-2021). This means that the work that we do in school with the children and the measures that we put in place to work against bullying and to improve our children's well-being have been recognised as excellent and shows that we are UNITED AGAINST BULLYING.
In school, we always encourage children to tell an adult if they have any concerns about bullying. If they do not feel they can tell someone they can write a worry down and use our worry boxes in - every classroom has their own worry box. If you have any concerns about your child – please speak to any member of staff in school. You can also refer to our Anti-Bullying Guide for Parents which is available below.