At Bushey Meads we instil our students with core values which follow the three R’s:
A Mind to be Kind
Bushey Meads School constantly and explicitly promotes relationships that focus students on learning behaviours and progress. Everyday our students celebrate their differences by living without harm, acting with kindness and showing respect for one another.
As a school community and as individuals we have ‘A mind to be kind’ following the three principles:
- Live without harming others
- Do acts of kindness
- Show respect for others
Bushey Meads School is a friendly and inclusive learning community where everyone has the right to study and work in a safe and secure environment, without harassment, intimidation or fear. We believe that to realise their potential and achieve their aspirations, people need to feel happy, confident and included in their environment.
What is bullying?
Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally
Bullying can include: name-calling; taunting; mocking; making offensive comments; physical behaviour (e.g. kicking, hitting, pushing, etc.); taking belongings; inappropriate text messaging and emailing; sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet/social media; producing offensive graffiti; gossiping; excluding people from groups; spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours; racist remarks.
What to do if you feel you or a friend are being bullied
Tell somebody about it. You can: Report it via the CONFIDE button on school computers or the school website Email or speak to an Anti-Bullying Coordinator (ABC) Speak to a student ANTI-BULLYING AMBASSADOR Email or speak to your form tutor, a teacher or a pastoral manager Ring the school health helpline.
We all know that bullying goes on in every school but it’s the way it’s dealt with which makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery. Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.
At Bushey Meads School we have anti-bullying coordinators and pastoral managers to whom you can speak to about any such issue. However, you may prefer to use e-mail to report an incidence of bullying.
Reporting an incidence of bullying
If you or someone you know is being bullied, don’t hesitate, tell someone about it. we can help.
If you are reporting the incident at home, please visit the student watch section on the school learning platform.
Any information given will be treated in absolute confidence.