As a school we are committed to promoting harmony and providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. At Mill Hill County High School, we value and celebrate diversity and expect all sections of our school community to demonstrate respect towards others and together make our school “safe for everyone”.

Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, often repeated over time, that hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally or as a one-off incident where a group of students/a student engage in behaviour with the potential to hurt a student/s either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via text messages or the internet), and can be motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or because a child is adopted or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences and often involves an imbalance of power.

Bullying has no place in our school community and any instances of bullying will be sanctioned accordingly. You can read a full copy of our Anti-Bullying policy here.

Further Guidance and Support

There are a range of specialist organisations who offers support and guidance to young people and parents who are experiencing, or have experienced, bullying. Please see the links below for more information:

- the Anti-Bullying Alliance bring together over 100 organisations into one network to develop and share good practice across a whole range of bullying issues;

- Kidscape provides advice for young people and parents about different types of bullying and how to prevent it;

- the Diana Award’s antibullying campaign engages young people, parents and teachers to change the attitudes, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and offline.

We also know that bullying can also occur online and there are range of organisations that advise and support young people about staying safe online and addressing any harmful online behaviour they encounter. These can be found on the ‘Safeguarding and Online Safety’ section of our website.