At Alver Valley Schools we believe no-one should experience bullying.
What should I do if I think I am being bullied, or if I see someone else being bullied?
It is really important that you tell someone who can help you. This might be an adult in school, a parent, or even a friend who will help you talk to an adult about what is happening.
If you don’t feel you can talk to someone, you can write a message to either Mrs Kitcher or Mrs Lockwood so that they can make sure the bullying stops.
You can also find help from outside school from this excellent website: http://www.beatbullying.org
What is bullying?
We call bullying deliberate physical violence or repeated unkindness by one child or a group of children against another child who can’t defend themselves. Bullying may include any of the following sorts of behaviour:

  • Deliberately hurting someone else
  • Pushing or jostling
  • Threats
  • Teasing
  • Name calling
  • Damaging belongings on purpose
  • Deliberately not letting children play with their group of friends and isolating them

How do we create a school where bullying does not happen?
We want our school to be a happy place to be. We each have a responsibility to make our school happy by being kind to each other, a message that we thought about on “Odd Socks Day 2019” when we celebrated our uniqueness and challenged everyone again to show kindness as we wore our odd socks to school during Anti-Bullying Week.
We will also talk about how to stay safe in our PSHE lessons.
Is bullying the same as falling out?
Not necessarily. From time to time it is normal to fall out with people, even our friends. Sometimes we fall out and say and do things we don’t mean that might upset the other person. If this happens, saying sorry might help or just giving the other person some time and space. Sometimes it might be a good idea to ask an adult to help solve the problem.
For more information read our school policy here.