Are you worried that your child is being bullied?
In October 2014 we received the Anti-Bullying Community Award and we were 'outstanding'.
Well done to all of the children, staff and parents who worked hard for us to achieve this award.
Here at Rolleston Primary School, we believe every child should be ‘Happy, Confident and Successful’. To achieve this they should have the opportunity to feel safe and secure so that they enjoy their learning. Please see our Anti-Bullying policy below for more information on how we deal with bullying.
Bullying is defined as, ‘behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally’. Here at Rolleston, we define ‘bullying’ as something that happens Several Times On Purpose and encourage our children to Start Telling Other People. The acronym S.T.O.P. is taught to our children to help them define, spot and stop bullying when it occurs.
We have 2 Anti-Bullying Champions in the school who oversee the prevention of bullying in the first place and investigate any bullying concerns, they are; Miss Hardy (Behaviour and Learning Mentor) and Mr Durkin (Deputy Headteacher). We have anti-bullying champions selected from the student body and a governor, Rebecca Derbyshire, who supports the senior leadership with the procedures in place to deal with bullying at the school.
If you are worried that your child is being bullied there are several ways you can help. Your first port of call is the class teacher. If you have a concern, feel free to ask your child’s teacher about an issue that you or your child are worried about. Mr Durkin, Miss Carter (Deputy Heads), Mr Taylor (Assistant Head) or Mr Toon (Head Teacher) are also available by appointment to support and sort any problems with bullying. If you would like to make an appointment to see a member of staff, then please contact the school office on 0116 2782300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As parent/carer, if you need more information you can also follow the appropriate link:
https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and National Children's Bureau, the Anti-Bullying Alliance ABA) brings together over 100 organisations into one network to develop and share good practice across the whole range of bullying issues.
The ABA has also put together a fact sheet outlining the range of support that is available to schools and young people from the anti-bullying sector which can be accessed here: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/choosing-anti-bullying-tools
Kidscape: Charity established to prevent bullying and promote child protection providing advice for young people, professionals and parents about different types of bullying and how to tackle it. They also offer specialist training and support for school staff, and assertiveness training for young people. https://www.kidscape.org.uk/
Restorative Justice Council: Includes best practice guidance for practitioners 2011. https://restorativejustice.org.uk/restorative-practice-schools
Cyber Bullying and online safety:
Internet Matters: provides help to keep children safe in the digital world. https://www.internetmatters.org/
Think U Know: resources provided by Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) for children and young people, parents, carers and teachers. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has produced a range of resources for schools, colleges and parents about how to keep children safe online, this includes advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis
Barnardos: through its LGBTQ Hub, offers guidance to young people, parents and teachers on how to support LGBT students and tackle LGBT prejudice-based bullying. http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/lgbtq.htm
Anti-bullying Alliance SEND programme of resources: Advice provided by the Anti-bullying Alliance for school staff and parents on issues related to SEND and bullying. https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/sen-disability
Race, religion and nationality:
Anne Frank Trust: Runs a schools project to teach young people about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, the consequences of unchecked prejudice and discrimination, and cultural diversity. https://annefrank.org.uk/what-we-do/schools-project/our-work-schools