Protecting students from bullying, harassment and discrimination
BSG is committed to promoting and achieving equal opportunities for all pupils. No pupil should feel intimidated by another pupil.
We believe that all people are of equal value and are entitled to equal opportunities irrespective of ability, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, social class, appearance or sexual orientation.
Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
We promote a safe learning environment where pupils are encouraged to work co-operatively together in an environment of mutual respect.
All incidents of bullying will be dealt with in school and a note will be made in the school incident file. All incidents of perceived ‘hate’ including racist and homophobic behaviour are investigated and recorded using the school’s internal system.
You can read the school anti-bullying policy here
The NSPCC website has some excellent information about bullying and cyberbullying
The Government PREVENT Strategy
You may find the following sites helpful in providing additional information on the Government’s prevent strategy. https://educateagainsthate.com/ has resources to explain more about the Government prevent strategy and information about radicalisation. The site states:
“As children grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identity, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement.
This can mean that they are particularly vulnerable to extremist groups, who may claim to offer answers, as well as identity and a strong social network. And because they know young people are vulnerable, extremist groups often target them using the internet and social media to spread their ideology. There have been a number of tragic examples where young people have been misled by extremist groups, with some travelling to Syria and others becoming involved in hate crimes against minority groups.”
You can refer any Prevent concerns to police using the Home Office Prevent Referral Form (https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/personal-safety/major-terror-incidents/prevent/) or for advice e mail DorsetPrevent@Dorset.pnn.police.uk or immediate response call the Anti Terror hotline on 0800 789 321 If you have concerns about pupils travelling to a conflict zone seek Home Office guidance.