Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.
At Smarden we take a zero tolerance approach to bullying and work hard to proactively prevent bullying from happening. We are members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and achieved a Bronze Award for our work last year (2022).
Alongside our Jigsaw PSHE curriculum we also participate in additional events throughout the year to ensure all members of our community have a shared understanding of what bullying is, know how to report bullying or anything they are worried about, know that there are people who care and can help if they are struggling with bullying-related issues and know where to find the school’s Anti-Bullying Policy (available on the school website).
Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Sock Day 2022
We joined together to reach out to stop bullying.
- Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk.
- Reach out to someone if you know they’re being bullied.
- Reach out by being the change you want to see.