Anti Bullying Advice for Adults

We take bullying very seriously at John Henry Newman Academy and will address concerns swiftly and with great care and diligence when they arise. If you have any concerns about your child, please come and talk to your child’s class teacher by making an appointment at the school office.

Our teaching and learning approach focuses on positive attitudes based on our core, inclusive Christian values of Love, Courage, Community and Celebration. These values support and promote positive relationships in a Christian ethos which enables all children to ‘Let their Light Shine’.


We believe that the most effective way of achieving our aims to is to encourage and praise positive behaviour. Our Engagement for Learning policy is based on key principles we wish to nurture through our school where bullying has no place:

  •         Respect and accept pupils and staff, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, religious      beliefs or academic or physical ability
  •         Allow teachers to teach and learner to learn
  •         To act with trust and honesty
  •         Follow L.E.A.R.N. (see below image)
  •         Treat all members of the Academy community with consideration and respect
  •         Be polite, cooperative and friendly
  •         Work hard with a sense of purpose
  •         Appreciate the Academy environment and respect the property of others


We ensure that we teach the children about positive relationships throughout our curriculum, with a particular focus on this through our PSHE curriculum  

As well as this, our school council plans annual activities around Anti-bullying week from the Anti-bullying Alliance to raise further awareness of the different types of bullying, alongside the support that can be in place.

If you need further advice or support, please look at the NSPCC webpage