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STATEMENT OF INTENT
At Hebburn Comprehensive School, we aim to create a safe and harmonious environment where all members of the school community feel secure, valued and respected.
We have a commitment to securing the five outcomes of The Every Child Matters Agenda for all of our young people.
- Be healthy
- Stay safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic well-being
A wide body of research indicates that bullying is a problem for many young people, and we acknowledge that some of this can take place in schools. At Hebburn Comprehensive, we take the issue of bullying extremely seriously and have rigorous systems to address it. We believe that through education and the inculcation of a set of core values, we can work together to reduce incidences of bullying and become a school in which bullying is not tolerated, in any form and at any level.
HEBBURN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL AIMS:
- To inculcate a set of clear, inclusive values of mutual respect that are understood and shared by all members of the school community;
- To promote a secure and harmonious environment in our community, free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying;
- To take positive action to prevent bullying from occurring through personal and social development;
- To show commitment to overcoming bullying by having a zero tolerance approach;
- To support pupils in developing a sense of empathy and becoming caring citizens in and out of school.
To ensure that the curriculum, including PHSEE and Citizenship:
- systematically teaches pupils about all aspects of individual difference and diversity, including those related to appearance, religion, race, gender, sexuality, disability and ability;
- includes a clear progression that takes account of the age and maturity of pupils;
- is tailored to the particular needs of the current and anticipated intake of the school;
- is adapted as necessary to address particular issues related to diversity or to bullying in the school and the wider community.
Anti-Bullying Programme 2012-2013
- Anti-bullying Week: 19th – 23rd November
- In-house assemblies to all year groups
- Special assembly delivered by the police to Y7 and Y8
- PHSCEE lessons with an anti-bullying theme
- Information stalls set up in the packed lunch area on Level 1
- Pupils in Year 11 selling anti-bullying blue bands to pupils
- ‘Wear Something Blue Day’ 23rd November
- Presentations on the plasma screens around the school to raise awareness
- Posters and displays around school
- Pupil Questionnaires
- Help button on the Portal is now active
- Staff CPD session 16th January 2013
- KS3 Workshop delivered by South Tyneside Council
- Involvement from the School Council
- ‘Show racism the Red Card’ 2nd and 3rd July