This is made up of child representatives from classes 3,4 and 5, Mrs Coxon and Miss Carey. It meets 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.
Change Starts with Us
This year we will be following the message of ‘Change Starts with Us’ .
The goal is to inform schools and settings, children and young people, parents and carers to know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We are excited for this campaign as we want to create empowering, positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying CHANGE STARTS WITH US!
Small change. Big difference.
Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.
Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.
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.
The ABC group made a decision to create a ‘Kindness Box’ for us to have in school. This enables children from all classes throughout the school to nominate a child from either their class or another for a ‘Kindness Award’.
Each week a certificate is presented to a stand out pupil who has gone above and beyond to be a role model child who represents values and qualities that we are proud to have in our school.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain)
E Safety Team
In addition to being the ABC group we are also the E Safety Team promoting how to keep safe and preventing online bullying.
- to help provide our children with the knowledge they need to use the internet safely
- to raise awareness in school about the dangers facing internet users
- teaching others ways to keep their personal information safe including making safe passwords
- raising awareness of cyber-bullying and it’s effects
As part of anti-bullying week, the children lead a KS1 and KS2 assembly over teams. The children thoroughly enjoyed planning the assembly and sharing the information with the other children.
Odd socks day
On Monday 15th November we celebrated odd socks day within school. Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality!
The ABC and -Safety group met up this week and it was an unanimous decision among the members to create a ‘Kindness Box’ for us to have in school.
The idea we had was to enable children from all classes throughout the school to nominate a child from either their class or another class for a ‘Kindness Award’.