Anti-Bullying at Haven High Academy
The schools anti-bullying policy and school documentation can be obtained from the school website at the following location: Key Information
A Haven High Academy we believe that all students, whatever their race, culture, gender, faith, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual abilities have the right to:
- a safe and secure environment at school and on the way to and from school
- concentrate on their educational progress without fearing others
We promote an environment which teaches students respect for others and where all members of the academy are encouraged to contribute to a caring and effective atmosphere.
All students are encouraged to speak to a member of staff if they are being made to feel uncomfortable at school or if they witness this happening to others.
Bullying cannot be dealt with if the academy is unaware of the problem so please make sure you report your worries to a trusted member of staff so actions can be taken. You can report bullying to any member of staff within the Academy and they are legally required to pass on this information to the key pastoral staff as shown below so actions can be taken.
Unable to approach a member of staff?
You can report bullying at the Academy in a number of ways these include:
- Anti Bullying boxes around the Academy
- Website Anti Bullying form(Found at the bottom of this page)
Head of Year 7
Deputy Head of Year 7
Head of Year 8
Head of Year 9
Head of year 10
Head of Year 11
Different forms of bullying
The academy recognises that bullying can take many different forms, but the three main types are:
- Physical: hitting, kicking, taking another’s belongings without permission
- Verbal: name calling, insulting, offensive language, racist, homophobic or sexual remarks
- Psychological: spreading unkind rumours, inciting others to be cruel or encouraging others to overtly isolate and ignore the individual, sending malicious messages through the use of social media
Racial harassment, homophobia or other contraventions of the Equality Act are treated as very serious incidents of bullying and may be reported as a Hate crime.
Dealing with incidents
All incidents are treated seriously by staff and referred to the Form Tutor/senior member of staff as soon as possible. This can be by you or by your child. Following on from this, the year team will action the following points.
- Written statements are taken from all students involved
- Both the ‘victim’ and the ‘bully’ are made aware that the school views any instance of bullying very seriously
- It is imperative that the victim is supported and is given help
- Every effort must be made to resolve the situation immediately. Where appropriate, ‘victim’ and ‘bully’ should be brought together to discuss the incident
- Follow up procedures should check that the bullying has not resumed
- The lead member of staff will judge the seriousness of the incident. In the case of a minor ‘one off’ incident, in which no physical harm is done, a reprimand may be sufficient. More serious or persistent cases will necessitate the involvement of the Acadmies Behaviour Officer. In these cases, parents must be informed and invited into school
- Sanctions must be clear, consistent and appropriate to the seriousness of the incident
- Where other strategies do not resolve the problem, permanent exclusion may be justified in the most serious and persistent cases, particularly where violence is involved
- When investigating a fight, it is important to identify whether it has arisen through bullying. If a student has been severely provoked, this must be taken into account when dealing with the incident. If both parties have been provoked by third parties, it is important to identify the provocateur(s) and deal with them appropriately. N.B. We must never give the impression that we condone retaliation, although we should treat incidents of this nature sensitively
Haven High Academy takes any form of bullying seriously and actions are swiftly taken to ensure the well-being of our students is upheld. If you would like to report bullying you can use the form below and your concerns will be sent directly to our Behavioural Officer and the Pastoral team, please ensure you provide as much information as possible to allow for team to provide the required support.
Students well-being is important to use and we request that you also respect this, please refrain from using this form for anyother purpose than reporting an incident that you have either expereinced or seen both inside and outside of the Academy because any unwanted messages can delay the response time of our team when it is needed.