At Curbar Primary School, we are very fortunate that our children care for each other and treat each other with kindness and respect. We are proud of this and we are continually committed to ensuring there is no place for bullying behaviour at school by establishing a safe and inclusive learning environment that nurtures, supports and inspires. Respectful behaviour towards others is part of our ethos, culture and daily life. We are aware that sometimes children fall out and have friendship issues and we do our very best to model, educate and inform our children through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision in school e.g. PSHE and assemblies. However, we don’t want to rest on our laurels and understand the importance of educating our children about Anti Bullying to ensure that our children can identify it, speak about it, stop it and be a ‘Power for Good’.
Anti-Bullying Week 2016 shone a spotlight on bullying and encouraged all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year was ‘Power for Good’ with the following key aims:
To support children to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.
To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying.
To encourage school staff to use their Power for Good– by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.
The Pupil Parliament asked the children to complete a friendship survey and also asked each class to create a child friendly leaflet based on this year’s theme. The results and booklet were shared with the whole school community. We will also be running assemblies that support this year’s theme too.
Please see the results to the ‘Friendship Survey’ on the Pupil Parlaiment page of the website.
Parents were also asked to complete a ‘Friendship Survey’ – please see the results on the Parent Survey page of the website.
In April 2014, the school as awarded ‘The Stop – Preventing and Tackling Bullying in Derbyshire Award’. As our anti-bullying lead in school, Miss Gregory will be reapplying for the award this year to demonstrate and support the work we do in school to STOP bullying.
If you would like further information on Anti Bullying Week 2016, please see the following links and resources :
Please refer to the school’s website to see our updated ‘Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy’, ‘Behaviour for Learning Policy’ and ‘Anti Bullying Policy’ that underpins our approach to the safety, well-being and behaviour of the children in our school. (See School Policies tab).
The school was awarded the Derbyshire Couny Council STOP anti bullying award in 2014. The school will be reapplying for the award in 2017.