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Anti-Bullying Charter

Bullying is behaviour that is perceived by anyone as intended to hurt someone either
physically or emotionally; commonly the behaviour is repeated and directed from one
person (or group) to another person (or group). 

Harris CofE Academy is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of
our students.

We promote an inclusive ethos that focuses on celebrating diversity and respecting

Bullying of any kind involving Students, Staff and / or Visitors is unacceptable and
will not be tolerated at Harris CofE Academy.

As an Academy we will:

  • Take bullying seriously when it is reported.
  • Record a clear and precise account of the incident in a student statement.
  • Start an investigation; and all those involved will write a student statement so a record can be kept.
  • Support the victims of bullying and help them to feel safe within the Academy.
  • Take positive action against the bully and support them in changing their behaviour.
  • Work with parents of any student who is involved in bullying to encourage and support a solution.
  • Keep parents informed, detailing the incident and explaining the actions taken.
  • We will involve outside agencies when necessary, including the Police.
  • Enable students to escalate bullying issues to the Headteacher if they feel they have not been dealt with effectively.


As a Student:

  • I have a responsibility to help stop bullying.
  • I will treat everyone with respect.
  • I will use the internet and all social media platforms responsibly.
  • I will not be a bystander and / or ignore any form of bullying.
  • If I know someone is being bullied I will find a member of staff and report it immediately.
  • I will not intentionally hurt anyone, either directly or indirectly.
  • I will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of actual or perceived:
    • Disability
    • Gender
    • Gender reassignment
    • Race
    • Religion or belief
    • Sexual orientation including Homophobic; Biphobic and Transphobic discrimination.

If I see someone being bullied I will:

  • Find a member of staff who I can speak to and report it, or inform the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.


As a Student who has bullied:

  • I will be offered the opportunity to discuss the incident.
  • I will accept that my behaviour has to change immediately.
  • I will accept encouragement and support to change my behaviour.
  • I accept that all consequences will be used as appropriate, including permanent exclusion from Harris.

As a Student who has been bullied:

  • I will report it to my chosen member of staff; or I will email   or I will use the Anti-Bullying Postbox which is found in the admin corridor.
  • If I am not happy with the outcome of a bullying incident then I will go and speak to the Headteacher.