Respectful Relationships in Selkirk High School
The High School Charter identifies ‘respect for others’ as a key component in creating an ethos where students achieve their full potential. The Charter also highlights the importance of rights and responsibilities where all students have the ‘right to feel safe’ and must take ‘responsibility for their actions and words’. Along with respect, rights & responsibilities, relationships is the 4th component of our High School Charter
This SHS Charter and our practice in responding to bullying behaviour reflect Scottish Borders Council’s ‘Respectful Relationships’ policy.
The school takes incidents involving bullying behaviour very seriously. We believe that parents and teachers have a key role to play in supporting students who are experiencing bullying behaviour. This can involve:
- Listening to the student and taking their account seriously
- Noting details of what happened and where
- Talking through ways of dealing with the problem
- Speaking to the other people involved
- Taking appropriate action e.g. passing on details to Senior Management
- Speaking to parents/carers
- Monitoring the action taken
- Taking further action if required
There are a number of websites giving parents & carers advice on how to deal with bullying including:
For cyber bullying the following sites can be really helpful:
In the main, concerns raised about relationships will be resolved by Pastoral staff or Depute Headteachers. If parents, carers or students have a concern they should contact the relevant Pastoral Teacher at school or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relationships, and anti-bullying issues are also covered in the Personal & Social Education programme from S1 to S4.