“Everyone is an insider, there are no outsiders – whatever their beliefs, whatever their colour, gender or sexuality” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Every member of the community of each Trust academy has the right to learn and to realise his or her true potential in all aspects of school life free from humiliation, intimidation and abuse. Each Trust academy is an anti-bullying academy, meaning that we do not tolerate any form of bullying and all incidents of bullying are taken very seriously. We are committed to providing a climate of security which is caring, positive and safe, ensuring that all pupils in our care feel happy and therefore thrive academically, socially and emotionally within a Christian learning environment.
The aims of our anti-bullying policy
Our anti-bullying policy aims to develop within our community the concept of ‘Christian love’, thinking of others before ourselves, while instilling and reinforcing our seven core values.
Respect – To respond to the feelings, wishes, rights and traditions of others, and behave appropriately
Forgiveness – To recognise that all of us make mistakes and that we must be able to learn from and move on from these
Integrity – To be honest and truthful to ourselves and others, to say what we mean and do what we say
Compassion – To be concerned for others who are in difficulty and who are hurting, and to care for those around us
Courage – To do what is right, even though it might be difficult or frightening, to face our fears and to find ways of overcoming them
Service – To work for the good of the school and for local, national and global communities, supporting and helping in whatever way we can
Responsibility – To accept responsibility for our thoughts, words and actions