Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Redland Green School Bullying Survey, 2009

Redland Green School is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for our students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable. We are a TELLING school. This means anyone who knows bullying is happening is expected to tell staff so it can be dealt with promptly and effectively.

 

Redland Green School surveys students annually and asks them their opinions about bullying at school. The last survey was carried out in June 2009 and therefore contains the opinions of our current Year 8, 9 and 10s; the views of our current Year 7s will be obtained in June 2010.

 

Results

 

A total of 451 questionnaires were returned.

 

·         81% reported no bullying;

·         18% said they were bullied a little; and

·         1% reported they were bullied a lot.

·         There was no significant difference between the year groups and between girls and boys in the amount of bullying.

 

The following chart shows the breakdown of the types of bullying

Base: 155 students responded when asked about their experience of bullying.

The most common type of bullying is verbal and this will be a focus of action for this year.

 

The following chart shows the breakdown of who was told about the bullying

 

From the chart it can be seen that most people who answered this question were able to tell someone about the bullying. However, the 18% who told no one is of concern and at Redland Green we would like all children to come forward and report bullying. It is a common belief amongst young people that bullying will get worse if they report it. When asked the question ‘What happened when you reported the bullying?’ it is very important to note no students reported the bullying got worse.

 

Witnessing Bullying

 

435 students responded to the question ‘Have you witnessed bullying in school?’ Over 200 students said they had not witnessed bullying but 199 students said they had. This is a very important issue. It is the responsibility of all students to report bullying and not to be bystanders. We are launching new ways of reporting bullying through text messaging and email; details will released during National Anti-Bullying Week (16 to 20 November 2009).

 

This year’s National Anti-Bullying Week theme is ‘stay safe in cyberspace’ and we will be marking the week with various events and projects. We have an Anti-Bullying Team who will be working with Ms Williams (Head of House - Larks) planning events for the week, in addition to producing an action plan, based on the 2009 survey results. We will also be publishing advice in the bulletin for parents and carers the week before Anti-Bullying Week.

 

If you would like more information about National Anti-Bullying Week take a look at the link below:

Anti-Bullying Alliance website, organisers of National Anti-Bullying Week