Anti-Bullying

St Bernard’s catholic High School is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of its students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable.

If bullying does occur, all students should be able to report it in the knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We want St Bernard’s to be a ‘telling school.’ This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening to themselves or anyone else, is expected to tell the staff or use another channel provided in school. Where we have evidence of bullying, we will deal with it.

What Is Bullying?

Bullying involves any repeated action on the part of one or more persons that victims find extremely hurtful. It should be noted that the above definition would, therefore, exclude one off events and could in some cases, perhaps, involve the so-called ‘bully’ or ‘bullies’ not realising the significance of their action.

What does the school offer?

  • A team of Anti Bullying student mentors who have been trained to deal with bullying situations and help students who may be in difficulty.
  • Heads of House are the gatekeepers to help within the school and have access to a range of strategies that can be used.
  • Students can approach any member of staff or a member of the anti-bullying student mentors team.
  • An on-site school Chaplain is available.
  • The school organises activities, competitions and assemblies during our annual anti-bullying week to raise awareness.