24th March 2020

The Hollingworth VLE is currently working again after Firefly undertook maintenance on the site to investigate the issue. We are also looking into alternative provision to online learning, should we continue to experience problems. Many thanks for your patience.

Anti-bullying Policy


We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils, so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.  Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school.  If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. 

We are a telling school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.

What is Bullying?

There is no legal definition of bullying. However, it is usually defined as behaviour that is:

Bullying can be:

being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures).
pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence.
racial taunts, graffiti, gestures.
unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments.
because of, or focussing on the issue of sexuality.
name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing.
All areas of internet, such as email and internet chat room misuse. Mobile threats by text messaging and calls. Misuse of associated technology, i.e. camera and video facilities. Social Networking Sites.

Objectives of this Policy