Heath Primary School has been awarded the Derbyshire STOP Anti-Bullying Award for excellence in identifying, preventing and responding to bullying.
At Heath Primary School we are committed to providing a warm, caring and safe environment for all our children so that they can learn and play in a relaxed and secure environment. We are an anti–bullying school and bullying of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our school. We take all incidents of bullying seriously. Bullying hurts. No-one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Everybody has the right to be treated with respect.
Our school defines bullying as “a persistent and deliberate act by individuals or groups who use their power to upset, scare or intimidate others”. All our children are taught STOP - Several Times On Purpose as a working definition. We are a “talking school” and promote a safe telling culture for everyone. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a trusted adult, ambassador or place their name on the worry tree.
At Heath Primary School, we acknowledge that bullying could happen from time to time. We ask that anyone who is aware of, or has any concerns about bullying, informs us as soon as possible so that we can help solve the problem by dealing with the incident promptly and effectively.