Barnes Infant Academy operates a ZERO TOLERANCE approach to bullying.

At Barnes Infant Academy, we are proud of our school values, encapsulated in an easy to remember acronym “Every child should feel safe, valued, supported and happy in school, as we provide a caring and friendly environment for learning so children can improve their life chances and maximise their potential.

How we deal with bullying

We identify, recognise and remove bullying by working closely with pupils, families and external agencies to safeguard and protect all pupils and all staff. Pupils and staff are an important active element of our anti-bullying strategy comprising an Anti-bullying Partnership Team, School Council and “Barnes Buddies”.

Children learn about anti-bullying in a range of different ways:

  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) lessons
  • Circle time
  • Drama and role play
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Family Learning
  • Workshops
  • Educational visits
  • Visitors into school
By exploring ways of resolving disagreements or what to do if they think they are being bullied, children understand the issues relating to all forms of bullying so they feel confident to seek support from school.
Parents and carers should also feel confident their children are safe and cared for in school and when incidents of bullying do arise, have the assurance they are dealt with promptly and properly.

Anti-bullying links

Brings together organisations with the aim of reducing bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.


Mencap is a learning disability charity that provides information and support to children and adults with a learning disability, and to their families and carers.


Childnet International – The UK’s safer internet centre


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. NSPCC run several campaigns to support young people around bullying and internet safety

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