At Corby Technical School, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.
We have created a well-being forum who meet termly with their Sixth form leader, and Mrs Toye (Safeguarding Officer). The forum discuss mental health awareness and peer support at Corby Technical School. They also work closely with the Mental Health Support Team to inform their work with us at school.
We also have a distinct Anti-Bullying student forum who meet with the Anti Bullying champion, Mrs Gee (SSM) and a sixth form representative. They review current processes for reporting, organise events and assemblies to raise awareness, and represent the student body in consulting on the anti-bullying aspects of the personal development curriculum.
What is Bullying?
"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."
How does CTS deal with bullying?
Guidance from the Anti-Bullying Alliance:
Corby Technical School are committed to the following principles to prevent and respond to bullying:
- Listens – all students, parents and carers are listened to and influence strategies and approaches to prevent, report and respond to incidents of bullying.
- Includes us all – all pupils, including those with SEND, are included, valued and participate fully in all aspects of school life.
- Respects – all school staff are role models to others within the school in how they treat others.
- Challenges – all forms of discriminatory language – including disablist language – is challenged and taken seriously.
- Celebrates difference – difference is actively and visibly celebrated and welcome across the school.
- Understands – all school staff, students, parents and carers understand what and what isn’t bullying.
- Believes – all students, including disabled students and those with SEN, and their parents and carers are acknowledged, believed and taken seriously when reporting incidents of bullying.
- Reports bullying – all students at Corby Technical School and their parents and carers understand how to report incidents of bullying.
- Takes action – we respond quickly to all incidents of bullying. Students, including disabled students and those with SEN participate fully in decisions made about them and help to formulate appropriate action to respond to incidents of bullying.
- Has clear policies – the school’s anti-bullying policy reflects these principles and is embedded within other policies. They are actively and widely promoted to school staff, students, and their parents and carer.
What does Corby Technical School do about bullying?
What does Corby Technical School do about Bullying?
We have an anti-bullying policy which explains what to do if bullying is reported and what the school do to stop bulling in the first place. As part of the curriculum, in tutor time and in RSCS lessons we look at ways to help us stop bullying by:
- Making sure all students and staff mean the same thing when they talk about bullying.
- Help students to understand how bullying feels for the person being bullied.
- Make sure all students feel confident about telling a member of staff/parent/carer when they know bullying is happening.
- Make sure all students know what to do if they are being bullied, and ensure they feel confident that something will be done to stop it.
- Help students enjoy, celebrate and respect that we are all different, as well as they ways we are all similar, and to feel good about themselves.
The most important things to help your child understand, help, prevent and deal with bullying are:
- Know what your child is learning about bullying.
- Encourage and support them to try the skills they are learning in school.
- Be a good role model in the way you talk to others – your child will learn that everyone deserves respect.
- Model empathy for others – talk about how others might feel in different situation.
- Talk openly about what bullying is and how it feels.
- Make it safe for your child to share their worries about bullying with you, they will know they can rely on you to listen and to support them.
- Talk to your child about different types of bullying.
- Teach them how to use social media safely, be a positive role model.