At Horley Infant School, we are fully committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment for our children and staff. We believe that the best way to manage bullying is through a combination of monitoring and training, as well as teaching our children about the importance of kindness and empowering them with strategies to tackle bullying proactively.
Throughout the year, we integrate anti-bullying education into our curriculum and themed weeks. This year alone, we have covered this topic in our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons, participated in Anti-Bullying Week, Odd Socks Day, and Internet Safety Week, and even hosted a theatre workshop. By using restorative approaches and following our Behaviour Regulation policy, we have been successful in minimising the number of bullying incidents in our school. In fact, we have only dealt with two cases of bullying behaviour this academic year, which we continue to monitor closely.
It is important to note that we also educate our children and families about the distinction between mean, rude, and unkind behaviour and actual bullying. For more information on this, please refer to the booklet below.
Please take a read of this helpful Anti-Bullying Booklet produced by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
If you would like paper copies for any of the information on our website, please contact the school office