Stay Safe. There’s no place for bullying here!
Statement on equal opportunities and bullying
We, the students of Thomas Tallis School, believe we should be treated fairly
by teachers and students. We also demand equal opportunities for everyone.
By fairness and equal opportunities we mean:
• Celebrating the fact that our school community is so diverse
• Feeling safe, welcome and not a victim of bullying. By bullying we
mean any deliberate verbal or physical action to make a person feel
bad about themselves.
• Having respect for each other
• Not making fun of people’s differences
• Looking out for others and doing something about it if we see
anyone being put down
• Insisting that strict, but appropriate action is taken by the school.
• Learning about diversity in all curriculum areas.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MEANS THAT NO STUDENT AT THOMAS TALLIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE MADE TO FEEL LEFT OUT. EACH ONE OF US SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEWELLBEING OF OTHERS. WE EXPECT THE SCHOOL TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS.
These are all forms of bullying:
• Name calling
• Belittling comments
• Making sexist, racist, cultural, religious or homophobic comments
• Unpleasant comments about people’s disabilities
• Excluding a person from their friends or social groups
• Dirty looks
• Intimidation through gestures
• Hitting, shoving, pushing, tripping and barging
• Demanding money
• Damaging or taking a person’s property
• Sending intimidating comments by text, email and MSN
• Insulting others through social networking websites.
• Taking pictures and video clips without consent.
There is no such thing as a brave bully. The really brave person is the one who TELLS, rather than keeping silent. Sometimes bullies need help too. There is mediation and counselling available should they need it.