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"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. 

Our current Anti Bullying ambassadors are: Caoimhe, Quinn, Franklyn, Andi, Jensen, Amelia, Luka, Charlie, George, Sixx, Alfie and Darcy.

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. 

'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 August 2023

Anti-Bullying Week 2023: Make A Noise About Bullying

Anti-Bullying Week 2023 is coordinated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year it has the theme 'Make A Noise About Bullying' and will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th November. The week will be kicked off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th November, where adults and children wear odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.


Antibullying Assembly

Odd Socks Day

We put on odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique and to celebrate differences. 

The next odd sock day will be in November 2024

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......

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! 


What the Anti-Bullying team is working on now

  • 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

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 our policies linked to Anti Bullying , Online Safety, Cyber bullying and social media and more can be found under the parents - policies pages


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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