The Hamble School has a zero tolerance approach to bullying. The school is a very safe, calm and orderly community where members of staff are trained to identify the signs of bullying and act upon them. Students participate in lessons, assemblies and other activities in order to understand the root causes of bullying, the effect of bullying on others and to discourage them from participation in bullying. They also receive information and guidance on how to identify bullying and report bullying incidents to staff so that action can be taken.
In March 2017, Ofsted inspectors found:
“Pupils feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe.”
“My son’s welfare is at the heart of all that they do.”
“…incidents of bullying are increasingly rare.”
Bullying occurs in all walks of life but because bullying is extremely rare at The Hamble School, it is important for our whole school community to avoid complacency and be on alert for any bullying that may be taking place. Effective prevention of bullying is predicated on excellent communication between students and staff, parents and staff and students and parents. Ensuring that students feel safe and secure in reporting bullying is therefore one of our fundamental principles.