We take bullying very seriously at HRCS and although we understand that we cannot completely eradicate this from a community of young people, we have a zero tolerance approach to any incidents of bullying or discrimination.
We approach this in a number of ways, but primarily through educating our young people on what bullying is, preventing it and how to respond to it. This is presented through the school Assembly and Tutorial programme, PSHA and Citizenship lessons, Focus days and in modelling behaviours and expectations on a day-to-day basis.
Students are regularly reminded to report any concerns they may have to someone in school. This can be their Tutor, Teacher, a member of the Student Support team, Senior Leader or any other member of staff, including a Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL). The most important point is that concerns are raised so that we may deal with any issues.
We appreciate that talking to a member of staff is not always easy and therefore we also provide training for students to become Peer Mentors and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, with the aim that there will always be someone to talk to and discuss any concerns around bullying and discrimination.
HRCS is a very close knit community and students show a huge amount of consideration and understanding for eachother and whilst incidents of bullying are extremely rare, they sadly do happen. It is therefore vital that there is a collective approach from all members of the HRCS community in keeping incidents to a minimum.
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