Definition of bullying
‘Bullying is a deliberate and persistent attempt to intimidate or cause hurt or distress to someone through words or actions.’
At Saint John Fisher we find bullying completely unacceptable. In-keeping with our Catholic ethos, we expect all members of the community, adults and children, to treat each other with mutual respect, regardless of race, sexual orientation colour, creed or ability. We expect all the adult members of our community to model good behaviour in the way they address one another and the children regardless of race, sexual orientation colour, creed or ability. We expect our children to emulate and eventually internalise mature and mutually respectful relationships with other’s, regardless of race, sexual orientation, colour, creed or ability.
Whilst at Saint John Fisher we take every reasonable precaution to prevent such incidents it is important to distinguish bullying from occasional quarrels, fall-outs or unintentional rough behaviour. To call such incidents bullying confuses the issue and can result in genuine cases of bullying going undetected.
Download our full Anti-bullying Policy 2014