What is Bullying?
There is no legal definition of bullying, but it is usually defined as ‘the wilful, conscious desire to hurt, control, threaten or frighten someone. It is when someone or several people, repeatedly over a period of time, do or say unpleasant things to another person or group of people, or keep teasing them in an unwanted way. A sense of powerlessness can make it difficult for the bullied to defend his/her self’.
It is important to note that bullying is deliberate and repeated. A one-off incident cannot be described as bullying.
We are currently organising a dedicated bullying email address for you to be able to report on bullying either as the target of a bully/bullies or to report an incident of bullying that you have witnessed. This email address, once published, will be monitored regularly by YBA Pastoral staff and issues reported will be followed up.
However, please remember that you can report an incident of bullying, in confidence, to your Head of Year (use the email addresses below). Bullying is NOT tolerated in YBA. Please ensure that you support yourself and others by ensuring you inform our pastoral staff.
At the bottom of the page are some links that you may find helpful to support you in your situation BUT remember REPORT BULLYING!. No one should be unkind to another person
#kindnessmatters #bulliesout #stopbullying #teamyba
Head of Year 7 - Mrs Lisa Jones
Head of Year 8 - Mr Gareth Jones
Head of Year 9 - Mr Cris Hughes
Head of Year 10 - Mr Will Beddoes
Head of Year 11 - Mrs Lynette Norris
Hwb Resources for Young People - Rights, Respect and Equality (awaiting resources for Young People)