This is made up of child representatives from all classes & Miss Carey. It meets fortnightly to review the policy and to promote anti-bullying activities throughout the school e.g. by preparing leaflets and organising assemblies.
This focus group are responsible for seeking the views of the pupils throughout our school. ABC children make themselves known throughout the school by wearing a special bib and are available for children to approach if they consider themselves to be the victim of bullying.
- To create within our school community, an atmosphere/ethos of trust, which values, respects and protects the rights of each of its members to be within a safe and secure environment.
- To develop within the ethos and curriculum of our school attitudes, skills and activities which will prevent all aspects of bullying.
- To foster trust among members of the school community so that bullying incidents can be reported, discussed and dealt with appropriately.
- To encourage and foster active parental support in achieving those aims.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is repeated behaviour which uses power to hurt, frighten or cause unhappiness to another.
This behaviour includes:
- Name calling
- Hitting, kicking, punching
- Damaging or stealing property
- ‘Ganging up’ on people
- Teasing/offending someone about personal or physical differences
- Teasing/offending someone about family/domestic/cultural situations
- Shouting, swearing, verbal abuse
- Malicious gossip
- Forcing someone to do something they do not wish to do
- Isolating someone
- Sending offensive/threatening messages, texts, instant messages or emails
- Cyberbullying (Making offensive/ threatening comments on all types of websites, chat rooms, using photos or social media sites to threaten or cause offence and use of mobile phones or any other hand held devices (smartphones, tablets games consoles etc which offer access to the internet)
What to do if you feel you are being bullied.
- If you are bullied tell a member of staff.
- Try to ignore silly comments or teasing – don’t say anything back – try and walk away remembering the ‘Whatever walk’!
- Stay with friends when playing – you are more likely to be bullied if you are on your own.
- Use our worry box facility to let Mrs Bruton know so that she can help you.
In Summer 2, we will be following the message of ‘Choose Kindness’. The ABC will be rewarding acts of kindness and good behaviour at breaktimes. Follow the link to the website to find out more.
We are encouraging everyone to get involved in choosing kindness and make someone smile.
– Choose kindness as you never know what someone is going through.
– Say something nice and bring a smile to someone’s face.
– An act of kindness will never come back to hurt you and is never wasted on someone.
– Being mean and hurting others can hurt someone very deeply,think twice about what you say or do.
– Being kind can help others feel happy and confident.