Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on our school’s belief in creating a climate in which everyone agrees that bullying is unacceptable. The theme for this year is ‘Reach Out’ – encouraging everyone to come together and reach out to stop bullying. Please visit https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week for further information. Their manifesto for change says:
The theme of Reach Out came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England and Wales. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.
Following the success of the campaign in 2021 – when 80% of schools marked the week, reaching over 7.5 million children and young people – Anti-Bullying Week will remind everyone whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need.’
Our call to action:
At Curbar, we are 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 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. our PSHE curriculum, citizenship and collective worship. However, we don’t want to rest on our laurels and understand the importance of continuing to educate our children about Anti-Bullying to ensure that our children can identify it, speak about it and stop it.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we will be asking the children to complete a friendship survey. We will also be learning about Anti-Bullying in class and we will be running assemblies that support this year’s theme too.
On Monday 14th November, children can come to school wearing ‘Odd Socks’ as a way of celebrating difference and raising awareness of anti-bullying week – the bigger, the bolder, the brighter the better!
We also invite parents to complete a short online ‘Friendship’ survey to get your feedback. We will share the results.
If you would like further information on Anti Bullying Week 2022 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).