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Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.
16th November 2020 - Anti-Bullying Week
Antibullying Week started on 16th November. To celebrate the fact that we are all unique, we took part in 'Odd Sock Day'. Everyone was invited to come to school in odd socks. We then learnt more about how to deal with bullies, especially online.
We have also celebrated Anti-bullying day across the school on the 15th November. We have had a visiting theatre company provide a workshop experience for KS2 (play in a day). The children had to practice and perform an anti-bullying themed play for the whole school.. They explored the definition of bullying, cyberbullying as well as the motives and feelings involved. Mrs. Burnley attended her first steering group meeting of the year with the ambassadors, they showed her the new positive play boxes that have been introduced across the school. It was also our first assembly of the year led by the ambassadors.
At the start of this month so far we have been planning for our assembly on Anti-bullying day as well as selling anti-bullying wristbands. We have also been making the 'You've been spotted" positive play boxes.
This week we have begun our training looking at what bullying is and who can help. We also had a meeting with the Digital Leaders to discuss what cyber bullying looks like and how we can help.
Year 5 were given the opportunity to submit a letter of application for this role. In our first meeting we made our introductions, talked about what bullying means and why we wanted the role.
It is time again to say thank you to our Anti-Bullying ambassadors for doing a fantastic job this year!
In our final meeting with Mrs Burnley. Mrs Sarginson and Miss Fairbrother we have looked back on what has been a fantastic year for the ambassadors. They have raised their profile with both parents and children throughout the year and have handled their role with maturity and sensitivity. Well done!
Remember, applications will open in September 2019 for the next group of ambassadors.
We will continue our drop in sessions and playground duty this half term. Remember, you can find us by looking for the sashes we are wearing at lunchtime. We have also given an assembly on how to recognize the signs of bullying and where to go for help.
We have been looking at our Anti- bullying policy and working on the definition of bullying and any changes we need to make to ensure we stay a safe and happy school.
We completed a training session this week about Cyberbullying and the impact it can have. We also looked at Social media, and how it can be used as a form of bullying. We also took part in an afternoon tea for Grandparents of children in our school.
This week we have looked at all of the things we have learned during our first half term as ambassadors. We have given an anti- bullying week assembly, given out Respect wristbands, training sessions (including a meeting with out governor Mrs. Burnley) as well as lunchtime duties and been awarded our sashes.
This week we have been busily planning Anti-bullying week (and assembly )as well as trying our new Sashes that we will wear for playground duty.
September and October 2018
We would like to present our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for the school year 2018 - 2019.
In our first meeting of the year we have been thinking about why we wanted to take on the role and how we can help people.
This week we will bid a fond farewell to our ambassadors as they make the transition to Year 6. They have been outstanding role-models and they have worked incredibly hard to fulfil their role this week. They were given certificates and congratulated for their success by Miss Fairbrother, Mrs Burnley and Mrs Sarginson.
This month we have been having weekly group meetings in order to continually develop our training and role. We are currently putting the finishing touches to a whole school/parent questionnaire as well as working on a presentation to our new governor/school network group. We can still be found at all break times on the yard, just look out for the badge if you need us.
Anti-bullying meetings have begun again this week and we will also be continuing with our drop in sessions. This week we have been looking at creating our own survey for parents and children to give their different views on bullying and how we can help. We have also been working on ideas for ways to make people smile-we will tell you more about this when we have finalized our decisions. .
We are continuing our drop in sessions for anyone dealing with friendship issues or concerns this month. We are happy to listen and pass on any serious concerns to an adult in the school.
This month we have been continuing our training to help us develop our awareness and understanding of anti-bullying within our school. We have been working on role plays that show what it is like to 'walk in someone else's shoes'.
This month we have been running our lunch time drop in sessions. Children can come and see us who are struggling with a friendship issue. We are happy to help and listen and pass on our concerns to an adult within the school.
Week beginning 27th November
This week we have been working our way through the amazing poems that the whole school have written to show our support for anti-bullying. Winners will be announced shortly.
Week beginning 20th November
Children have been coming to our drop in sessions at lunchtime to ask for help resolving friendship issues. We have also had children visit us this week who have created pieces of work inspired by the Anti-bullying assembly delivered by the ambassadors.
Odd Socks day 17th November
Today on odd socks day all of the children went in odd socks and brought in a pound for the Anti-bullying charity. This was to represent that we are all different but equal.
Anti-bullying Week 13th - 17th November
We were very excited to receive our Anti-bullying Ambassador badges are feel incredibly really proud to wear them.
We completed a whole day of training so that we are ready to undertake our new roles as Anti-bullying Ambassadors.