Our anti-bullying work at Dr Thomlinson Middle School

Dr Thomlinson C of E Middle School seeks to provide a safe, secure and positive environment where children can achieve their academic potential, making full use of the opportunities available to them, and where they have the right to have themselves and their property treated with respect and to be free from intimidation.

 The school works to ensure these rights are protected by setting up a range of preventative measures and actively listening to children and their parents or carers.

 The school categorically believes that bullying is always unacceptable and will not be tolerated, whether committed by young people or by adults. Bullying, by its very nature, excludes pupils from their full educational entitlement and is therefore unacceptable in any form.  We are an inclusive school and build upon a range of strategies that promote and underpin our inclusive ethos.

 In the last two years we have worked in partnership with pupils, staff, parents and governors to further develop our anti-bullying work.  We have established a Anti-Bullying Working Party which meets regularly.  Notes of these meetings are listed below.  If any parents wish to join the working party then please get in touch with the school.

 Any bullying behaviour that is reported to the school will be listened to and action will be taken to remedy the situation.

We firmly believe that if everybody lives by our school’s Christian core values, especially compassion, friendship and justice, then we will ensure that nobody will have experiences of being bullied at Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School

Below is our Anti Bullying Policy that was updated in January 2016.  You can also read "How we stop bullying; Remember the Stages" - a document that was written in conjunction with with pupils; staff; parents and governors in 2014.  These steps are also explained in a "How we stop bullying presentation" that all form tutors give to their form groupos at regular times during the year.  You will also see the notes of the meetings of our anti-bullying working party.

There is also two presentations explaining our latest Anti-Bullying Week.  Between February 8th, 2016 and February 12th, 2016 the school celebrated "Standing in Someone Else's Shoes Week".