Anti-Bullying at Rainhill High
Rainhill is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of its students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable.
If bullying does occur, all students should be able to report it in the knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. This is a telling school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening to themselves or anyone else, is expected to tell the staff or use one of the other channels provided. There is zero tolerance of bullying in the school and any cases reported are dealt with effectively.
What Is Bullying?
Bullying involves any repeated action on the part of one or more persons that victims find extremely hurtful. It should be noted that the above definition would, therefore, exclude one off events and could in some cases, perhaps, involve the so-called ‘bully’ or ‘bullies’ not realising the significance of their action.
- We want Rainhill high school to be a secure, friendly and hardworking school for all pupils. Everyone has the right to be happy and feel safe.
- Bullying hurts people and makes them unhappy. We will not put up with it. We will not ignore it when we are told about it.
- All allegations and incidents of bullying will be investigated. We will take action against bullies.
What is bullying?
- Bullying is the wilful, conscious decision to hurt or threaten or frighten someone else.
- Name calling and skitting in bullying.
- Picking on somebody because they are different is bullying.
- Leaving somebody out is bullying.
- Threatening somebody for money or goods is bullying.
- Being a member of a group that intimidates others is bullying.
- Spreading hurtful, nasty rumours about somebody is bullying
What to do if you are being bullied.
- Do not put up with hurtful comments or treatment.
- Tell an adult- either your parents, carers or member of staff.
- Do not give in to demands for money or anything else.
- Avoid being alone in places were bullying might happen.
Report it immediately to either your form tutor, mentor, anti bullying officer or head of year.
Action will be taken to beat bullying.
Key School Staff
- Individual Year Student Managers
- Mrs Munro (Assistant Headteacher)
- Mr Lamb (Assistant Headteacher)