Bullying affects everyone, not just the bullies and their victims. It is neither an inevitable part of school life nor a necessary part of growing up. No one person or group, whether staff or student, should have to accept this type of behaviour.
No one should underestimate the potential psychological damage that bullying can cause, often far in excess of the intentions of the bully.
All students have the right to an education free from bullying from other students or adults and it is the responsibility of all members of the School to ensure that Cheadle Hulme School is a supportive, safe and caring environment.
Bullying is the wilful, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or harass someone else. It is characterised by the use of power over the victim. Bullying can occur through several types of anti social behaviour. For example: -
Bullying frequently focuses on individual differences or anything that is implied to be different from the majority. In this respect it undermines the School’s work in promoting equal opportunities and teaching social and moral principles. Bullying may seize upon aspects of body shape or appearance or focus on parental, cultural or ethnically-based lifestyles. It may dwell upon race, religion or nationality; it may dwell on special educational needs or physical disability. It may also reflect parental ignorance and bigotry or neighbourhood feuds. Sexual bullying may involve misogyny or homophobia and focus on alleged sexual attractiveness or lack of it.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS BEING BULLIED
§ Take Action! Tell a member of staff immediately.