Stocksbridge High school – a safe place to be
Stocksbridge High School ALWAYS puts the safety of its pupils first. We have very clear policies on dealing with bullying and some of our areas of focus are summarised below. We work proactively to stop bullying and have clear policies on dealing with child protection, e-safety, bullying, racial discrimination and equal opportunities which can be downloaded below.
If you have any concerns about the safety of a child at this school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away. Likewise, if you are a student with concerns about yourself or friends please talk to a member of staff straight away.
If you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people below immediately.
If you are unable to contact them, you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
The people you should talk to at this school are:
E – Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile telephones and wireless technology.
E-Safety is about enabling our school community to benefit as much as possible from opportunities provided by the Internet It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risk taking behaviours of using new technologies. It provides safeguards and raises awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.
The school’s e-safety procedure will complement other policies including those for Student Behaviour, Bullying, Curriculum, Elearning, Data Protection and Security.
Stocksbridge High School is an inclusive and supportive school. It aims to provide a positive learning environment in which all members of the school community feel safe and valued. We have a detailed Anti-Bullying Policy which is in place in order to teach staff and parents about the effects of bullying which can be downloaded below
What is bullying?
Bullying is deliberately targeting and persistently being unkind to a person in a way which physically hurts them, makes them unhappy or causes emotional stress. Specific types of bullying include being homophobic or racist, e.g. making comments about (see Appendix A), or making inappropriate/hurtful comments/gestures regarding a person’s gender/disability, either directly or indirectly e.g. using MSN, Face Book, Twitter etc. (cyber bullying)..
If you want to report bullying or talk to someone about your concerns please contact one of the Designated safeguarding leads.