Anti Bullying team
At Newbold Church School we have 12 ambassadors who make up our anti-bullying team, with representatives from each year group, from Year 1 to Year 6.
These children were voted to represent classes by peers, following their presentation about why they should be chosen, and why they felt passionate about this role.
They meet regularly to discuss issues raised by pupils or staff, to continue to promote anti bullying and support peers to feel safe, valued and respected in our school.
How we define bullying in our school
Our NCS definition of bullying
We believe that bullying is a deliberate attempt to hurt others, either mentally, physically or verbally, and is repetitive. (This means it happens on more than one occasion)
We use V.I.P to define bullying – this means verbal, indirect or physical.
Some examples of verbal bullying are:
- name calling
- spreading rumours.
Some examples of indirect bullying are:
- vandalising property
- leaving you out of games on purpose.
Some examples of physical bullying are:
We think that bullying can be in person, or in the form of cyber bullying (this is online and can be via text messaging and social media apps)
Bullies sometimes try to intentionally hurt others on the sly so that it is hard for other people to notice.
As anti-bullying ambassadors we will try to identify if a peer is being bullied, and will speak to an appropriate grown up. We will support our peers to make friends, have someone to play with and feel safe at NCS.
If you need a buddy we are always here.
We're really proud to have achieved the Diana Award.
The Anti Bullying Diana award and campaign engages young people, parents and teachers to change the attitude, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both on and offline.
A parents Guide to Anti-Bullying
The below information may serve as a reminder and offers a simple step by step guide for parents. It can be found in the newsletter section of school jotter.
Anti Bullying focus of the term
Each half term the whole school focuses on a theme related to anti-bullying and will complete a range of activities to help children understand these aspects in more detail and be confident with what to do if they found themselves in a situation related to the issue. These activities may be art, drama or discussion based, amongst other fun ways to help children understand some important messages and issues!
This half term we are focusing on...
Online and digital awareness
Following feedback from our recent parent surveys and pupil's comments about remote learning, and the amount of time online, and the rise in use of social media of our KS2 children we are promoting safe use of a variety of platforms and apps. We are encouraging children to follow basic steps to ensure they are safe online, no matter what technology they are using.
More information on e-safety can be found in the parents tab.
Take a look at the website below for advice on cyber-bullying:
'On the internet' is a story on the childnet website that is aimed at young children aged 4 and above.
Stories about Smartie the penguin for children aged 3-7 can be found here:
Also aimed at 3-7 year olds childnet have stories about digiduck which can be found using the link below:
The below websites can offer support and advice to children and young people, as well as parents and carers. Click on the links to go straight to the websites for useful resources, tips and further guidance.
Take a look at the books below that can support with bullying. This document is approved by the DfE.
Updated 1st December 2021
Anti Bullying Week - November 2021
'One Kind Word' was the theme of the week and we raised awareness in lot of different ways, including odd socks days, parent art afternoons, random act of kindness challenges with staff and dress up days. Take a look at the photos below! Remember to always be kind!
Odd Socks Day
We put on odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique and to celebrate differences.
Kind words graffiti art afternoon
We invited parents to help us create some art work centered around a kind word. We have a kindness wall display in school.
Dress Up as a Kind word day
Can you guess what kind words we are representing... compassion? kindness? love? generosity?
Random act of kindness
Even staff started spreading a little extra kindness than usual......
These were our ambassadors for 2020-21:
If you have any concerns about bullying, are unsure what to do if you feel you are being bullied (verbally, physically, or indirectly) or would like someone to talk to, find one of our anti bullying team to help you.
There are 2 ambassadors in every class so there'll always be a buddy looking out for you!
Please click on the links below to find the minutes from each of our anti -bullying team meetings.
What the Anti-Bullying team is working on now
- Online safety - including apps and games
- Fake news
- Peer pressure
Please see the attached leaflet to read the findings of our pupil voice questionnaires carried out by the team in May 2021. Our next one will be completed in the Autumn term.
Types of Bullying
There are 3 main types of bullying known as the VIP - Verbal, Physical and Indirect.
Please click on the relevant policies below to read more. All of these policies, and more can be found under the parents - policies pages.
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