Our aim is to provide a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a supportive and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable in College and we are committed to eradicating it.
We are committed to the Anti-Bullying Alliance 'United Against Bullying' programme and our ambition is to achieve the Gold Award this academic year.
What is Bullying?
Bullying, as defined by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, is: ‘the repetitive, intentional harming of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
Bullying in unacceptable and The Latimer Arts College will not condone any type of bullying.
Where an allegation of bullying is reported, this will be acknowledged through either verbal or written communication with the student and relevant parents or carers, along with confirmation to the relevant parties of the definition of bullying and that the incident will be recorded and investigated.
Where an allegation of bullying is made, the College will investigate this, in line with the definition of bullying as set out above.
Following the investigation of an allegation of bullying, the College will determine if the incident meets the definition of bullying or not and will add this to the written record, feeding back to the relevant parties accordingly.
Following the investigation of an allegation of bullying, should the allegation be substantiated, and sanctions be required, they will be implemented in line with our Behaviour for Learning including Anti-Bullying Policy, which can be viewed on our Policies page.
If necessary and appropriate, the police will be consulted
Where an allegation of bullying is substantiated, support will be offered to the victim. Support will also be offered to the perpetrator in order for them to understand the impact of their behaviour and to facilitate a positive change in future behaviour. This may be referred to specialist external support where relevant.
Should an allegation of bullying not be deemed so, but is a negative behaviour, and sanctions be required, they will be implemented in line with our Behaviour for Learning including Anti-Bullying Policy.
Any student o has a concern can report this to any adult in the College. Alternatively, they can use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address will be monitored daily by our Safeguarding Leads.