Anti Bullying

Anti-Bullying at St Edward’s Church of England Academy

Our Aim

We are a Rights Respecting School as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Therefore, our aim is to create respect for one another in a Christian, caring and equal society, promoting the moral, mental, physical well-being and development of all pupils by providing a healthy social learning environment. The Academy rejects all forms of bullying behaviour and intends to provide an atmosphere of safety and happiness for all pupils. Bullying behaviour of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our Academy. If bullying behaviour does occur, all pupils should be able to tell someone and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

Our Objectives

· To raise whole staff, pupil, parent and community awareness of the nature of the problem and ensure their commitment to and support of this policy

· To promote good classroom management by all staff to ensure the development of mutual respect and consideration amongst pupils

· To use a variety of strategies within the curriculum to promote the establishment of our aim

· To create and maintain communication structures within the Academy which will enable incidents of bullying behaviour to be properly reported

· To follow clear and appropriate procedures for investigating incidents of alleged bullying

· To work positively, in partnership with parents, over incidents of bullying and attempt to ensure appropriate treatment and support of “the person affected” and “the bully”.

· To identify areas to be supervised by members of staff

· To ensure our procedures reflect the duty of care we have as part of our responsibility for child protection and that they are a coherent part of our Behaviour for Learning Policy

Anti-Bullying Ambassador’s

Having had training from The Diana Award our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are trained passionate young people who want to make changes, for the better. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors want to encourage pupils to be ‘upstanders’ and spread the message that bullying behavior is not acceptable and should not be part of Academy life. Through Assemblies, posters, tutor time and PHSE, pupils are encouraged to look out for their peers and report concerns through:

Anti Bullying Ambassador Guide

Pupil Anti Bulling Form (For pupils to complete any concerns. Link only works when pupils logged in at school)

· In school post box

· Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

· Prefects

· House Tutors

· House Leaders

· Senior Leadership Team

Key Staff:

Vice Principal: Mrs A. Simpson (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Assistant Principal: Mr J. Simm (DDSL and Antibullying Coordinator)

Anti-Bullying Governor: Mr C. Goodwin

Newton House Leader: Mrs H. Matthews (Antibullying Coordinator)

Nightingale House Leader: Mrs C. Mulroy

Elgar House Leader: Mrs L. Mountford

Policy Links:

· Anti-bulling policy

· Behavior for Learning Policy

· Attendance Policy

· Peer on Peer Abuse Policy

· Safeguarding Policy

Useful websites

https://diana-award.org.uk/

https://www.antibullyingpro.com/

https://www.childline.org.uk/

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802244?hl=en-GB

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying#history

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/