Statutory information

Anti-Bullying

shutterstock_116071720We believe that all young people have the right to come here without fear of being bullied.

We aim to create a calm, secure and caring atmosphere in which all students can benefit from their education. We do not believe bullying to be widespread at Litcham School, but it does happen. We always consider all complaints connected with bullying seriously, no matter what the circumstances, and always try to deal promptly, sensitively and efficiently with incidents when they do occur.


What is meant by bullying?

 Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, whether it is intentional or not, that hurts another individual or group   either physically or emotionally. (DCSF, 2007)

BULLYING can be:

  • Physical · Sexual / Sexist
  • Verbal · Homophobic
  • Indirect · Physical or learning Disability bullying
  • Racist · Faith-based
  • Cyber

Text messages / E-mail / Chat-rooms / Instant Messaging (IM) / Via websites / Phone call via mobile phones / Picture/video clip via mobile phone cameras


What should a student do if he/she is being bullied?

 Tell yourself that you do not deserve to be bullied.

 Remember it’s good to be an individual

  • TRY NOT to show that you are upset.
  • TRY TO STAY with a group of people —there is safety in numbers – or in an open public place.
  • TRY to be assertive – say NO – walk away confidently.
  • DON’T FIGHT BACK – generally this makes things worse.
  • TALK TO AN ADULT / PAL
  • MAKE A NOTE of WHO is involved, WHAT happened, WHERE it happened and WHEN.
  • IF CYBER-BULLIED a) block b) report c) give evidence (print page)

NEVER REMAIN SILENT – THIS IS THE   BULLY’S GREATEST WEAPON


What should other students do if they are aware the bullying is happening?

 Bystanders – REPORT IT

If you cannot, or do not wish to be involved, TELL AN ADULT YOU TRUST, IMMEDIATELY. You will not be named and the bully or bullies will have no knowledge of your involvement.

Bullying does occur and is part of growing up, but unfortunately   rarely sorts itself out.

Many children bully or are bullied at some point. If you or the school have reason to suspect your child is involved we will need to support each other to overcome the problem.

REMEMBER WE CANNOT STOP BULLYING IF WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.