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.
This year we will be following the message of ‘Choose Respect’. The ABC children will be rewarding acts of kindness and good behaviour at breaktimes.
We are encouraging everyone to get involved in choosing respect and making someone smile.
– We are looking at the definition of respect.
– Saying something nice and bringing a smile to someone’s face.
– An act of kindness and being respectful will never come back to hurt you and is never wasted on someone.
– Being respectful and understanding that we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree but we do have to respect each other.
– We are looking at how we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online.
Our ABC members have a daily duty timetable and there are up to four ABC members on duty every breaktime.
We also have a Buddy Bench so if any children feel upset or lonely they can sit on the Buddy Bench then an ABC member will approach them to see if they can be of any help. If the problem can not be resolved by an ABC child then the children will ask a member of staff to take over.
ABC members are able to award Emojis for kindness,good behaviour,being well-mannered and polite and more besides. When children are given an emoji they post it in their class emoji box,tick their name on the register on the side of the box,then once a term the children who have earned the most emojis are invited to attend an end of term party to celebrate their great achievements.
Every week in Celebration Assembly a Good Citizen award is also given to a stand out child for their behaviour in the previous week. So far these have been given to children for being helpful,considerate,thoughtful and for many more positive reasons. These children are also invited to the end of term celebration party.
Please look at our notice board for regular updates on all ABC activities.