Hatfield Academy has a ‘duty of care’ towards its pupils with regard to bullying.
At Hatfield Academy we have zero tolerance on bullying.
Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms and includes cyber-bullying, via text messages or the internet.
Verbal bullying: name-calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments and teasing.
Physical bullying: kicking, hitting, punching, pushing and pinching.
Emotional bullying: producing offensive graffiti, excluding people from groups, spreading hurtful and untrue rumours, being forced to do things against own will and taking belongings or money.
Cyber bullying: offensive text messaging and e-mailing and sending degrading images by phone or the internet.
Please read out Anti-Bullying Policy, Behaviour Policy and the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.