Anti-Bullying at Burntwood
What is bullying?
Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace. Bullying is anti-social behaviour and affects everyone involved.
Burntwood School does not tolerate bullying behaviour of any kind. Staff as well as students should be fully involved in stamping out any bullying.
Bullying is rare at Burntwood, however we are never complacent and our systems to combat it are robust.
Anti-Bullying initiatives at Burntwood
We are proud to have been part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance since 2012 and are in the process of achieving the Anti-Bullying Quality Mark to reflect our pro-active stance on bullying.
We work closely with other schools in Wandsworth and across London, as well as with Wandsworth’s Children’s Services to share best practice.
Our Anti-Bullying Lead Teacher is Karin Junker (English Teacher and Deputy Year Curriculum Coordinator) who is supported by Katelyn Farrenson, Assistant Principal and E-Safety Coordinator.
We have over 20 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors trained by the Princess Diana Foundation, a leading organisation tacking bullying. We regularly host other schools in continued and collaborative training and to share good practice. Last year Burntwood students helped to run activities in school for Anti-Bullying week and delivered an LGBTQ Anti-Bullying workshop to professionals from Merton and Wandsworth boroughs.
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have been trained as Peer Mentors and have already worked with Year 6 students as part of their transition to Burntwood.