Oxley Primary School’s ethos can be summarised in three simple statements:
These powerful messages are also interwoven with our school rules. They aim to support the entire school community to make the most of each and every day so that we can be the best we can be.
At Oxley Primary School, we are aware that pupils may be bullied in any school or setting,
and recognise that preventing, raising awareness, and consistently responding to any cases
of bullying should be a priority to ensure the safety and well-being of our pupils.
Definition of Bullying
We define bullying as physical or verbally aggressive and unkind behaviour that occurs:
The school uses this definition to help children understand the seriousness of bullying
compared to other unacceptable forms of behaviour. It provides the “STOP” acronym that
leads to children knowing they should:
At Oxley Primary School, we discuss what bullying is/is not with all pupils; for example,
through assemblies and PSHE lessons.
We agree that bullying:
● can include physical hurting, name calling, nasty looks, or leaving people out;
● usually happens when the relationship is imbalanced;
● is usually repeated and /or on-going
It is important to understand that bullying is not occasional falling out with friends, name
calling, arguments, or when the occasional ‘joke’ is played on someone. Children do
sometimes fall out or say things because they are upset. When occasional problems of this
kind arise, it is not classed as bullying. It is an important part of a child’s development to
learn how to deal with friendship breakdowns. These incidents are managed by all staff at
school by following the school’s Behaviour Policy and PSHE curriculum to ensure that
children’s ability to resolve conflict is developed and supported in an age-appropriate
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