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 and stop it.
Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aims:
To empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique.
To help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying.
To encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality.
To enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. To encourage them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can be themselves.
The Pupil Parliament have asked the children to complete a friendship survey. The results of the survey will be shared with the whole school community. We will be learning about Anti-Bullying in class and also be running assemblies that support this year’s theme too.
We are also asking the children to come to school in odd socks on Friday 17 November to support the theme ‘All different, all equal’. It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality and uniqueness!
In April 2014, the school was 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.
We would also like you to complete a ‘Friendship Survey’ to return to school by Monday 27 November 2017.
If you would like further information on Anti Bullying Week 2017, 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.