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Nurture, Cherish, Succeed


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"


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
  • swearing
  • spreading rumours.

 Some examples of indirect bullying are:

  • vandalising property
  • leaving you out of games on purpose.

 Some examples of physical bullying are:

  • punching
  • kicking
  • pinching 

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.

Our Pledge

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.

Download a copy 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...

TBC by our anti bullying team

In the spring term we focused on: 

'Not judging a book by it's cover'

We are thinking about not judging by appearances, or stereotyping people based on what we already know. This will also continue to include work to do with online awareness, and the use of social media (for example how you can edit images, videos etc so that you look different). 

In the Autumn term we focused 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: 

Internet matters - 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: 

Useful websites 

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 June 2022

Don't face it alone day - 22nd June 2022

People around the UK will be celebrating this day to raise awareness.


Advice for parents can be found at the anti bullying website:

The Diana award is running this campaign and 22/6/22 is the focus of the event.

See it. Speak out. Support them.

“Thousands of young people experience bullying behaviours every day. They often don’t speak out about it because they are scared of what might happen or they are unsure about who to tell or how to report it online.

We want to change this by showing young people that they deserve to be heard and that help and support is available.

We’ve created guides and resources so you can support our Don’t Face It Alone campaign, run your own assembly or event, and join us on social media.

On or around Wednesday 22nd June, don’t forget to make a social splash by sharing photos and videos on your social media profile to show you are proudly supporting the #SpeakOutAboutBullying campaign.”

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! 


2021-2011 Ambassadors 

Meeting Minutes

Please click on the links below to find the minutes from each of our anti -bullying team meetings. 


Week commencing 26th April 2021

Week commencing 17th May 2021

Week commencing 21st June 2021

Week commencing 4th October 2021

Week commencing 1st November 2021 

Week commencing 14th March 2022

What the Anti-Bullying team is working on now

  • Safe space mapping
  • Supporting peers with bullying instances, if any.
  • Recapping our anti-bullying statement, promoting this in school
  • Online safety - including apps and games
  • Creating a worry box for others to share concerns

Pupil Voice

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. 

Pupil voice findings 

Types of Bullying

There are 3 main types of bullying known as the VIP - Verbal, Physical and Indirect. 

School Policies

Please click on the relevant policies below to read more. All of these policies, and more can be found under the parents - policies pages. 

Anti Bullying policy

Child's voice anti bullying policy 

Cyber-Bullying policy

E-Safety Policy 

E-Safety and social media policy


Please feel free to leave any comments regarding the work we are doing around anti-bullying below. Please be aware that if you have any immediate concerns to contact your child's teacher, or phone the school office. These comments will not be checked daily.

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