Supporting our Students

Everyone has the responsibility to keep children and young people safe. At Clifton Community School all staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.

Clifton Community School’s Ethos to Bullying

At Clifton, we have a play or pass system. This means that, if the adult spoken to can’t deal with the bullying issue immediately, that adult will “pass” the issue to an adult who can; that second adult will “play” and stop what they may be doing to give the bullying issue their undivided attention.

Bullying will be an issue in every school and Clifton is no exception. The key is to take all accusations of bulling seriously and to deal with them straight away and to a conclusion.

What is bullying?

Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.

Bullying can take many forms (for instance, 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. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences.

As parent if you have a concern about your child or any other child or if you require any support or advice please see below for information on how to raise that concern.

  • If the child is in immediate danger contact the police
  • 999 (in an emergency)
  • If the child is not in immediate danger then contact Rotherham Children’s Social Care Services to report your concerns.
  • Call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01709 336080
  • If the child is not in immediate danger but you believe a crime may have been committed then call the Police on 101
  • Phone school on
    01709 515005
  • Ask for SPM linked to your child’s year group:
  • You can also contact your child’s SPM via email.
  • Please don’t hesitate to come into school to speak with an SPM face to face.
  • Visit our aware website for more information aware.wickersleypt.org