Anti-Bullying at Plume Academy
Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and will never be tolerated at Plume Academy. At our academy the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all students and staff is a key priority and of paramount importance. We take all incidents of bullying very seriously and strongly believe it is our duty as a whole academy community to take measures to prevent, tackle and resolve any bullying, harassment or discrimination that is reported and that may arise. We actively promote the core British Values of respect and equality, and work to ensure that ‘difference and diversity’ is celebrated across the whole academy community. We also want to enable
our students to become responsible citizens and to prepare them for life in 21st Century Britain. These values reflect those that will be expected of our students, without exception, as well as by society in general, when they leave Plume Academy and enter into the world of work, further study or training. We remain fully committed to improving our academy's approach to tackling bullying by regularly monitoring, reviewing and assessing the impact of our preventative measures.
What Is bullying?
"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." ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE Definition of bullying https://youtu.be/U8iX-rstY9I
What you can do?
As a young person, or as an adult who is being bullied, it is important tell someone about it and ask for help. The Anti Bullying Alliance website has information on bullying and cyberbullying https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-and-support/if-youre-being-bullied
Reporting Bullying Incidents
Plume academy will not tolerate bullying and there are many ways bullying can be reported:
Report that matter to a staff member such as a form tutor, Assistant Head of Year, Head of Year or any other member of staff you have a good working relationship with
Report the matter to a member of the Student Leadership Team member or a Peer Mentor Anti-Bullying Ambassador who can be found in an academy ‘safe space’ every lunch time
Use the anonymous academy bullying reporting box located in the Student Support Centers at both campuses
Report the matter to any other academy staff such as teaching assistants, library staff or one of our first aid administrators
Report the matter by emailing your Head of Year and Assistant Head of Year:
If you wish to report an incident of bullying, please complete the form below. This form can be completed by either a parent/carer, the student affected or a friend of the student.
As a parent or carer these are some of the things you can do to support your child. The Anti Bullying Alliance website has information on bullying and cyberbullying https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-and-support/advice-parents-and-carers