Granby Primary School

Ready, Respectful, Safe


You have the right to feel safe and happy at school. We take bullying very seriously at Granby and we always want to know if you think someone is bullying you.


    What is Bullying?

    Bullying is when another person says or does something unkind or unpleasant to you:

    Several Times OPurpose

    If you think that something like this is happening to you, it is really important that you:

    Start Telling Other People 



    Bullying behaviour might include:

    • Physical: hitting, kicking, tripping up, pinching, pushing or damaging property
    • Verbal: name calling, insults, teasing, jokes/banter, mocking, taunting, gossiping, secrets or threats
    • Non-verbal: staring, body language, gestures or posturing
    • Indirect: excluding/leaving people out, spreading rumours or stories, passing notes, making rude gestures or faces, or sending e-mails or messages
    • Racist: name calling or negative comments about race, culture or religion
    • Cyberbullying: where any of the above actions take place online or using a digital device, e.g. a mobile phone, computer or tablet


    Who Can Help?

    There are lots of people in school who are ready to help you if you think you are being bullied. You could speak to your teacher, assistant teacher or one of the lunchtime teachers. You could write a note and put it in one of the STOP boxes in the downstairs and upstairs halls. Or you could speak to one of the following people:


    Mr CrossMrs CarrMrs SwiftMrs Brazier
    HeadteacherDeputy HeadteacherDeputy HeadteacherAnti-bullying Lead


    If your parent or carer would like to speak to one of these staff about bullying, they can send an e-mail to:


    How Can We Help?

    We can help by:

    • listening to you
    • helping you to understand what bullying is
    • talking about bullying regularly, so we can all spot bullying if it happens
    • telling you the names of adults you can speak to 
    • being here to support you to make things better


    Restorative Conversations

    At Granby, we use restorative conversations to help children understand how their words and actions affect other people and become more respectful and responsible individuals. If you think this would like help to have a restorative conversation, you can ask any adult or one of our restorative champions on the playground. 


    Restorative conversations are built on five questions: 

    1. What happened?
    2. What were you thinking at the time?
    3. Who else has been affected?
    4. What is needed to make things right?
    5. How can we make sure that this doesn't happen again?


    Where Can I Find More Help?

    The following websites contain lots of useful information about what to do if you think you are being bullied, as well as phone numbers to call if you would like to speak to someone outside of school about it.

    Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

    The Anti-Bullying Alliance has worked with over 400 young people and 100 members of school staff to develop our theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week: One Kind Word.