Goodwin Academy is a learning community where staff and students feel safe and secure. Academy life is characterised by a calm, purposeful environment underpinned by relationships built upon mutual respect. Our expectation is that all students and staff will behave in appropriate and socially acceptable ways.
Every member of staff has a key role to play in promoting and sustaining the highest standards of behaviour for learning. We aim to provide a safe learning environment where everyone feels able to enjoy, achieve and fulfil their potential, free from any form of bullying, physical, verbal, emotional or cyber.
The well-being of every young person is of paramount importance; every learner has the right to a high-quality learning experience at school, free from harm, neglect and abuse. All staff have a duty of care and a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the well-being of students.
Bullying is: ‘Persistent behaviour by an individual or group with the intention of verbally, physically or emotionally harming another’.
A bully is: ‘A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.
Bullying typically demonstrates the following characteristics:
Categories of bullying:
At Goodwin Academy, we have a zero tolerance attitude towards bullying.
It is important that students report any bullying behaviour and act us ‘upstanders’ to actively support any student who is being bullied.
A range of approaches will be used to support the victim of bullying and help them build resilience. These include:
A range of approaches will be used to support the bully to avoid repeating the bullying behaviour. These include: