This is made up of child representatives from classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Miss Nicholas and Mrs Forster. It meets to review the policy and to promote anti-bullying activities throughout the school e.g. by preparing leaflets, organising activities and 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 red Colburn cap 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.
Bullying behaviour can be:
- Physical – pushing, poking, kicking, hitting, biting, pinching, unwanted physical contact etc.
- Verbal – name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, threats, teasing, belittling, abusive comments
- Emotional – isolating others, tormenting, hiding books, threatening gestures, ridicule, humiliation, intimidating, excluding, manipulation and coercion.
- Online /cyber – posting on social media, sharing photos, sending nasty text messages, social exclusion
- Indirect – Can include the exploitation of individuals.
What to do if you feel you are being bullied:
Watch this space!
We have some fantastic ideas which we are hoping to set up this summer, such as:
- Re-introduce the 'Buddy Stop'
- Odd Socks Day
- ABC Photobooth
- Kindness awards
- ABC assembly
- Supporting transition to the next year group
- Kindness Day