At CHS South we define Bullying as:
'Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.'
This is an agreed definition of bullying created by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and its members based on research from across the world over the last 30 years.
We explore the problem of bullying and promote anti bullying behaviour by sharing the definition of bullying with all students and staff. We have assemblies and form time sessions about the characteristics of bullying and how to be a defender. We hold an annual anti bullying poster competition and prominently display our Anti Bullying Charter in each class room and around the school.
Our Anti Bullying Charter was created by our School Council and Anti Bullying Ambassadors. It is a list of powerful steps that students can take if they are worried about bullying. It also contains our anti bullying email address [email protected], which any student can use.
Our whole school code of conduct Ready, Respectful and Safe reminds students of their responsibilities with regards to bullying. They should: know how we define bullying and BE READY to be a defender; BE RESPECTFUL, particularly of those who are different to you; Help others to BE SAFE by reporting bullying if you encounter it.
Parents/Carers who are worried about bullying can make contact with the school by calling 0161 241 9930 or emailing us at either [email protected] or [email protected]