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.
This policy aims to ensure that individual cases of bullying will be dealt with consistently and in a constructive and fair manner when they occur. Procedures for dealing with bullying are clearly set out so that all members of the school community know what they can expect from the school and what the school expects of them, with regard to bullying.
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:
Anti-Bullying Alliance www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
Kidscape 0207 7303 300 (Bullying Counsellor available)
Childline 0800 1111 (Confidential free phone line for children in trouble or danger)
Educational Action Challenging Free phone 0808 1000 143
Victim Support Scheme 0117 963 1114
NSPCC 0800 800 500
Child Protection Helpline 0800 800 500
Anti-bullying Campaign 0207 378 1446
Parentline Plus 0808 800 2222 www.parentlineplus.org.uk
Beat Bullying 0845 338 5060 www.beatbullying.org
Ealing Pupil Parent Partnership 0208 840 9099