At South Lake, it is very important to us that the children are happy.
We teach the children to be kind to each other, in their words and in their actions. We also teach them, through PSHE lessons and circle times, what bullying looks like.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as :the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
Children are taught to speak out when someone is treating them in a way that makes them unhappy or uncomfortable, to first tell the person who is making them feel that way and, if that does not stop the problem, to speak to an adult.
If you have concerns that your child is being bullied, please speak to the class teacher. If the situation does not improve, please contact Mrs Stobie, our Family Support Adviser, who will liaise with the Headteacher. We will allocate a staff member to check on your child regularly and they will listen to any concerns your child has and act on them.
We strongly believe that a joint and open approach with the parents of a child who feels bullied is the most effective way to tackle it.