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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

In September 2021 we recruited new anti-bullying ambassadors from each class in Year 2 to Year 6. They  meet at least once every term  with Mr Riordan (Headteacher)  and Mrs Jones (Anti-Bullying Governor).

 

It is our aim in 2021/22 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 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.

 

Staff Training

This year Mr Riordan has led refresher anti-bullying training for all school staff and regularly meets with the lunchtime supervisors

Anti-Bullying Week 2021

On Monday  we wore Oddsocks to support a national charity... click here for more information.

Children in each class looked at the updated anti-bullying policy and anti-bullying charter as well as spending one lesson that the teachers chose with an anti-bullying focus. Some classes wrote poems, some made posters, others did cartoons and some made short videos.

Anti-Bullying Charter

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 commitee 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 PHSE 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

Please click here for support from the NSPCC

Click here for top tips for children from Kidscape

Click here for top tips for parents and carers from Kidscape

Click here for a grandparent guide from Kidscape

Click here for Tik Tok advice from Internetmatters