Anti-Bullying Policy

Pupils’, parents’ and staff perceptions show that bullying is not a significant feature of Ballymena Academy.

The Anti-Bullying Policy (currently under review) recognises that this school must be vigilant and accepts its responsibility to seek to prevent bullying, to support those who are bullied and to enable young people and parents to report bullying in the confidence that their concerns will be dealt with sensitively and effectively.

Adopting a proactive approach to the issue, Anti-bullying information is regularly conveyed to pupils in a wide variety of ways throughout the year.

The school liaises closely with other schools, statutory agencies and organisations in the community to help in its work to eliminate bullying of all kinds, as part of its overall commitment to Child Protection and to providing a safe and secure learning environment.