In September we recruit new anti-bullying ambassadors from each class in Year 2 to Year 6. They meet at least twice every term with Mrs Sargent (Headteacher) and Mrs Jones (Anti-Bullying Governor) attends throughout the year.
In July 2022 we were delighted to be awarded the Bullying Intervention Groups Award for Excellence for our anti-bullying work.
We were also awarded the Somerset Anne Frank Youth Awards Paul Heim Award for the work we did and hosted these awards in July.
It is our aim in 2022/23 is to:
- Review our anti-bullying procedures.
- Ensure that all children, staff and parents understand the different kinds of bullying that can happen.
- Help children stay safe online.
- Raise awareness of bullying and support any children affected by this in our school.
- Embed a culture on anti-bullying and kindness in our school.
To do this during the school year we will:
- Produce posters and information newsletters.
- Plan and lead assemblies for children.
- Rewrite our school anti-bullying policy.
- Hold and lead an information evening for parents.
- Make a school pledge that builds on our anti-bullying charter.
- Organise exciting and helpful events during anti-bullying week.
- Act as role models in and outside of school.
- Be upstanders and stand up to bullying in our school.
We have an anti-bullying noticeboard for the school hall. If you are a child you will be able to see who we are so that you can come and speak to us.
Policies we have written with children and parents are on the Policy section and Parent Zone tab of our website. These are updated annually.
All staff (including lunchtime supervisors) regularly have refresher anti-bullying training.
Anti-Bullying Week 2023
Information coming soon
In addition to writing both policies the anti-bullying ambassadors have also written an anti-bullying charter that was adopted by the whole school. This is on display in the school entrance.
See below for the charter.
Our anti-bullying committee meets at least termly, and you will see they have been very busy. The committee is made up of members from all stakeholder groups including a governor and a parent. As a result of feedback from the group we have declared Friday afternoons and Friendship Fridays. The afternoon now consists of dedicated PSHE lessons, circle time and mindfulness activities and ends with Golden Time which is linked to our behaviour policy. This allows children and staff the dedicated curriculum time to develop relationships which work towards the school vision and are key to enhancing our anti-bullying culture.
If you are worried about bullying please tell someone and the school will do everything it can to support you. We have placed a worry box in the school entrance so that you can add any concerns and a member of staff will get back to you, if you don't feel able to talk to an adult first.
Support for Children and Families:
Please click here for a link to Childline or call: 0800 1111