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All staff take an active role in ensuring children are safe and happy in our school environment.
We take any allegation of bullying seriously at The Elms, although they do not occur very often. Children respect teachers enough to be able to confide in them and know that they will be listened to.
As soon as bullying is reported, the class teacher and, if necessary, Key Stage Leader will take time to talk to all children involved in an attempt to get a clear picture of what has happened. Strategies can then be put into place to ensure that the victim is supported and that the bullying does not continue. It is always important that child understands the impact of their actions and apologises for their actions and often a written letter of apology is sent to the child concerned. Future behaviour is monitored closely to ensure it does not happen again.
Bullying is a topic that is covered by all children in our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons. Time is taken during assemblies to consider bullying and the lasting impact it can have. In addition bullying is discussed in class council and school council meetings to ensure that any bullying is minimised and caught before it gets too serious.