Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts an individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (e.g. cyber-bullying via text messages or the internet), and is often 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. Bullying, in any form, is a safeguarding issue and will not be tolerated at a WOA.
Our anti-bullying policy written by staff, parents and pupils can be found in the left-hand side menu (or the above menu if you’re viewing this page on a mobile device) along with our anti-bullying charter. We are committed to eradicating bullying at WOA and will respond effectively to all instances of bullying and discrimination. Students and parents may report a concern at any time using our online reporting system by clicking here or on the image below.