Thank you to all the parents who responed to our recent Anti – Bullying questionnaire. The responses indicate that instances of bullying at St Mary’s are very low. There appears to be a broadly even split between physical and verbal bullying.
It was pleasing to note that the most parents commented that when school were aware of the bullying, action was taken and the bullying stopped. As a result, parents of both bullied children and those who haven’t been subjected to bullying said they had a high level of confidence in the school’s ability to resolve problems.
Parents were also asked to rank what they felt were the most effective strategies for dealing with bullying. They said:
- having a clear definition of bullying
- making sure children know how to report incidents
- talking to the children regularly about bullying and how to stop it.
A copy of the analysis can be found below.
We are currently in the process of revising our Anti – bullying policy to ensure it reflects recent guidance published by the DfE. However, as a school we will continue to discuss the issue of bullying through assemblies, PSHE lessons and Anti Bullying week. The survey clearly indicates that when children know how to report incidents, action is taken and bullying stops.