Prestatyn High school defines bullying as follows: Deliberately hurtful behaviour which is repeated, often over a period of time. This can be physical or emotional.  Bullying makes it difficult for the victims to defend themselves. 

Prestatyn High School takes bullying very seriously and seeks to prevent bullying where at all possible. Every learner has the right to learn, free from fear of bullying, whatever form that bullying might take. The school believes all forms of bullying are unacceptable. 

The school has a comprehensive system of support for the victims of bullying and the perpetrators of bullying. This includes members of our pastoral team, sixth form mentors in the form of our SPY (sixth formers protecting you) team and the year 10 Buddy teams who support with the transition of year 6 pupils. 

The school also focusses the PSE curriculum as well as additional curriculum interventions around anti-bullying as follows:

Monthly link meetings with ISPY

Better Friendship project throughout the year with different year groups in Key Stage 3.

Youth Service intervention groups throughout the year with different year groups.

Autumn A

Establishment and training of SPY group Year 8: What are relationships about? Year 9: Peer pressure PSE lesson Anti-bullying workshop ran by county to initiate workshops/ theme for anti-bullying week. ISPY awareness of impact of bullying videos shown to Year 7 & 8 Small group of students in Year 7 / 8 taken on training course. Anti- bullying drama taken into local primary schools Year 11: Gangs and peer pressure PSE lesson

Autumn B

Autumn B Anti-bullying week – Assemblies – all year groups -November Workshops for anti-bullying week with Year 7 & 8 facilitated by SPY group ISPY anti-bullying videos released and shown to Year 7 & 8 Year 8: Online safety and cyber bullying Year 10: Homophobic language PSE lesson Year 10: Homophobic bullying – PSE lesson Year 7: What can I do about bullying? PSE lesson Assembly- all year groups Hate Crime – C Turner

Spring A

Year 7: How do I stay safe online? PSE curriculum Anti-bullying assembly – all year groups & involvement of SPY group. Year 10 – Gangs – PSE lesson