Cardinal Wiseman’s stance on bullying
At the Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, we believe that how we feel affects how we learn. The School aims to create a safe and secure learning environment where all members of the school community are valued and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Everyone has the right to learn and work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination, where they feel safe.
We strive to ensure that Cardinal Wiseman is a safe, caring and friendly environment, in which all students respect each other regardless of age, gender, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or any other difference. As a school we strive to support inclusion and value diversity.
The School’s definition of bullying
Bullying is a deliberate attempt to hurt, frighten or threaten a person and to make that person’s life extremely uncomfortable; be it physically or psychologically. This may be a one off incident or repeated behaviour over time. This may take place at school, travelling to and from school or at any time through a mobile phone, internet, social networking sites or other cyber connections. Bullying may also occur through joint enterprise, where students actively seek to watch and encourage acts of bullying without taking direct part in the abusive behaviour.
Bounce back from bullying
If you’re being bullied, it can feel like there’s no escape. But no one has the right to make you feel bad. Whether it’s happening online, at home or at school, we’re here to help you take back control. If you don’t yet feel able to inform the school or your parents then you can access help from other organisations. Click on the links below to get advice and support to help you bounce back from bullying: