Any repeated behaviour aimed at intentionally intimidating a child, such as hitting, threatening, teasing or persistently excluding them from their games, is considered bullying and will not be tolerated in school.
Children who experience bullying should never retaliate but must be encouraged to report such incidents to a teacher, the Head teacher or putting a note in the Worry Box. All reported cases of bullying will be acted upon.
Whilst not strictly considered bullying, some children will play games involving a high level of physical contact and which consequently carry an unacceptable high risk of injury. Such games will not be allowed in school.
The Head Teacher reports racist or bullying incidents to the school governors each term. The Hertfordshire LA monitors the number of incidents annually.