Pupils have been busy taking part in a range of activities for Anti-bullying Week. The national awareness week aims to unite against bullying. To show our support, pupils have been writing their anti-bullying pledges:
Parent/carers and pupils have also been reviewing our Anti-bullying Charter:
Our Anti-bullying Ambassadors received training from The Diana Award in preparation for the awareness week. The Ambassadors will use what they’ve learnt to promote a positive culture within our academy. They will offer support and training about bullying to pupils. Here’s what they said:
“After this training, I’m hoping to become an Anti-bullying Ambassador. I can then help others both inside and outside of the academy.” – George, Year 8
“I was very surprised to find out that bullying has increased by 88.1% since 2011. The session was very eye-opening and informative.” Emma, Year 9
“I found the training interesting and useful as it helps us understand how to help people who may be a victim of bullying and how to correctly approach a situation.” Tamia, Year 10
Our Ambassadors also spoke to parents/carers in our Virtual Parent Forum. They explained all about their roles in the academy.
Mrs Fiddler, Assistant Vice Principle, said: “Our Anti Bullying Ambassadors work really hard to support all pupils across the academy, they want to ensure that everyone feels safe and is able to be an up-stander not a bystander. It is important that we have the confidence to tell a trusted adult if we are unhappy, upset or if other individuals are being unkind to others.”
If you have any concerns about a pupil, get in touch with us. You can find our contact information here.