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Anti-Bullying Charter

Bullying is behaviour that is perceived by anyone as intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally; commonly the behaviour is repeated and directed from one person (or group) to another person (or group). 

Kettering Science Academy is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students.

We promote an inclusive ethos that focuses on celebrating diversity and respecting everybody.

Bullying of any kind involving Students, Staff and / or Visitors is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Kettering Science Academy.

As an Academy we will:

  • Take bullying seriously when it is reported.
  • Record a clear and precise account of the incident in a student statement.
  • Start an investigation; and all those involved will write a student statement so a record can be kept.
  • Support the victims of bullying and help them to feel safe within the Academy.
  • Take positive action against the bully and support them in changing their behaviour.
  • Work with parents of any student who is involved in bullying to encourage and support a solution.
  • Keep parents informed, detailing the incident and explaining the actions taken.
  • We will involve outside agencies when necessary, including the Police.

As a Student:

  • I have a responsibility to help stop bullying.
  • I will treat everyone with respect.
  • I will use the internet and all social media platforms responsibly.
  • I will not be a bystander and / or ignore any form of bullying.
  • If I know someone is being bullied I will find a member of staff and report it immediately.
  • I will not intentionally hurt anyone, either directly or indirectly.
  • I will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of actual or perceived:
    • Disability; gender; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; or sexual orientation
    • including Homophobic; Biphobic and Transphobic discrimination.

If I see someone being bullied I will:

  • Find a member of staff who I can speak to and report it, or inform the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

As a Student who has bullied:

  • I will be offered the opportunity to discuss the incident.
  • I will accept that my behaviour has to change immediately.
  • I will accept encouragement and support to change my behaviour.
  • I accept that all consequences will be used as appropriate including permanent exclusion from KSA.

As a Student who has been bullied:

  • I will report it to my chosen member of staff;  or I will email  HelpMe@KetteringScienceAcademy.org ; or I will use the Anti-Bullying Postbox which is found in the library.

I support and adhere to the Kettering Science Academy Anti-Bullying Charter.