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 At Tapton School we believe that everyone has the right to learn and work in a supportive, caring, safe and friendly environment without fear of being bullied.

What is bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour amongst individuals that involves a power imbalance. The behaviour is often repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time.

Types of bullying

Verbal bullying, i.e. name calling and or teasing.

Social or Relational bullying, i.e. purposefully excluding an individual.

Emotional bullying, i.e. spreading rumours.

Physical bullying, i.e. hurting a person’s body or possessions.

Racial bullying, i.e. comment made regarding ethnicity.

Sexual bullying, i.e. homophobic or sexist remarks.

Cyber bullying, i.e. comments or posts made via social media.

Effects of bullying



Feeling sad or lonely.

Changes in eating patterns.

Changes in behaviour.

If you have or know a child who you think is displaying any of the above, please contact the relevant Year Team.

Dealing with bullying

Although bullying can happen in school, it is the way the school deals with it that makes a difference.

Incidents are reported to the following: Year Managers,  Key Workers and or Teachers.

Incidents are discussed with the Leadership Team.

Incidents are recorded on SIMS.

Governors are informed. (In extreme circumstances).

For further information and to read our anti-bullying policy, please follow the link below:-

For further information and to read our anti-bullying policy, please follow the below link to access our most current up to date anti-bullying policy.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Valuing Everyone, Caring for Each Other, Achieving Excellence