We are taking part in Anti-Bullying Week this term between Monday 14th–Friday 18th November 2016. Anti-Bullying Week helps schools across England to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
The theme this year is ‘Power for Good’. It is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and they have set the following key aims:
- To support students to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying.
- To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting their children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying.
- To encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a student’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where students can thrive.
To help raise awareness we will be running assemblies throughout the week, having mentor time activities and discussing the key areas during Personal Development lessons. Students will be gaining an understanding of what bullying is, the effects caused by it, how to notice the signs if someone is being bullied, what they can do to help the person, and the importance of standing up together to make a positive difference.
If you or your child has any concerns related to bullying, please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak to one of the Pupil Progress Team.