At Ballacottier Primary School we expect high standards of behaviour at all times.

With young children it can sometimes be difficult to be certain that it is bullying and not boisterous, aggressive play.

If bullying is suspected then, immediate, positive action is taken. Bullying is a totally unacceptable behaviour, which will not be tolerated at Ballacottier Primary School.

As part of our approach to this problem we:-

  • respond quickly to incidents of bullying.
  • always investigate suspicions of bullying.
  • try to ensure that there is a climate of trust and openness in which children feel able to express their worries or concerns.
  • we make it clear to the children that it is everyone's responsibility to make sure that bullying does not take place. They must tell someone if they think it is happening.
  • we record and log all incidents of suspected bullying.
  • we support the victim and deal with the bully.
  • we inform and liaise with the parents of the children involved.

If you have any cause for concern then please do not hesitate to get in touch with school.