Minerva Learning Trust


Shout it Out

Shout It Out! is the name for Ecclesfield’s Anti-Bullying campaign.

This page provides information on what bullying is and how to seek help at school if you or someone else is being bullied within our school community. You don’t have to provide your name if you are reporting bullying.  

Bullying is never okay.

What is bullying?

“Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can be verbal, physical or psychological. It can happen face to face or online.”

There are four key elements to this definition:

  • Hurtful
  • Repetition
  • Power imbalance
  • Intentional

In this short video you will hear about what we mean by a 'power imbalance': 

Bullying behaviours can be:

Relational Conflict 

Not all conflict is bullying: Relational conflict usually involves individuals and groups who are relatively similar in power and status. It is generally behaviour which happens occasionally, and offence might be accidental. There is also often a wish to make things right, to reflect on what went wrong and to try work out a way forward.

Not all conflict leads to bullying, but some does. It is important to bear in mind that unresolved bad feelings, or relationship problems left unaddressed, can be the start of a pattern of behaviour in which the intention is to cause harm or distress, and can create an imbalance of power which makes an individual or group more vulnerable.

How can I report bullying?

There are a number of ways to report bullying at Ecclesfield School:

1. Speak to a trusted adult.

2. Collect and complete a paper form from Student Services and post it in the black post box outside Student Services or hand it in to a trusted adult at school.

3. Click the re SHOUT IT OUT! buttom link below to complete the Microsoft Form (you do not need to log in with your school details - this form is anonymous unless you choose to leave your name).

Click the links for further information and advice