Bullying behaviour affects everyone, not just the bullies and the victims. It also affects other children who watch, and less aggressive pupils can be drawn in by peer group pressure. Bullying is NOT an inevitable part of school life or a necessary part of growing up, and it rarely sorts itself out. No one person or group, whether pupil or staff, should have to accept bullying behaviour. Only when all issues of bullying are addressed, will a child best be able to benefit from the opportunities available at Baines School. This Policy has been agreed with staff, governors and pupils.
All incidents of bullying will be logged in the school bullying log. This is kept in the front office and is the responsibility of the AHT line managing behaviour.