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What is Bullying?

Bullying is a continued action taken by one or more children of targeting another child with the deliberate intention of hurting that child, either physically or verbally or emotionally or online. Our school does not tolerate bullying of any kind. If an act of bullying or intimidation is identified, we act immediately to stop any further occurrence of such behaviour. Whilst we accept it is difficult to eradicate bullying, we do everything in our power to ensure that all children are able to attend school free from fear. 

Forms of bullying:

  • Physical – punching, pushing, kicking, hurting; demanding money or property; damaging property; forcing a person to do things against their will 
  • Verbal – malicious teasing; insults about race, religion or culture; offensive name calling or comments 
  • Indirect – spreading rumours or stories about a person; being left out, ignored or excluded from groups 
  • Electronic/cyber bullying – via text; via social media sites; via email; via images/videos posted on the internet or spread by mobile phone. 
Our Approach to Bullying
While bullying is rare at Excalibur, it does happen from time-to-time. Should bullying occur, we follow the KiVa anti-bullying approach. A research-based program which originates from Finland, its effectiveness has been scientifically proven in several studies and we find it highly effective at Excalibur.
The goal of KiVa is to prevent bullying and to tackle the cases of bullying effectively. It is made up of three main elements:
  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Monitoring
Prevention of bullying is the most essential component of our approach to anti-bullying. This is achieved through the following:
  • Regular class circle times
  • Our PSHE and RHE curriculum
Intervention is targeted specifically to the individuals involved in a case of bullying. The tools used work to provide children with a solution-focussed method to bring bullying to an end. This involves adult-facilitated conversations with the victim, perpetrators and by-standers and is designed to empower children to reflect on their actions and feelings, both of themselves and others.
Ongoing Monitoring is carried out by members of out Senior Leadership Team. This involves monitoring the prevalence of bullying incidents within school as well as analysing findings from pupil, staff and parent surveys.

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