Gold Anti Bullying Mark – September 2022
Award for Outstanding Anti-Bullying Practice
On July 18th 2022 our school was inspected and assessed for the Anti Bullying Charter Mark. The process was rigorous and included a variety of groups representing our school community. We are extremely proud and delighted to announce that following this assessment, Buckland Primary School has been awarded the Gold Anti Bullying Charter Mark award.
The Charter Mark is awarded when a school meets the criteria in the bronze, silver or gold categories; these cover issues related to whole school involvement, policy, student support, curriculum and training. External assessor visited the school in late July from the Local Authority.
Some highlights from the report were:
- The school values are embedded throughout, and there was a clear sense of safety and happiness.
- The display boards and paintings across the school showed the importance of your BEST vision, and your sense of community and family was felt throughout.
- Your Marvellous Me App and the new transition programme were two other highlights and examples of excellent practice.
- The pupils interviewed are a credit to the school, with their friendliness, knowledge and passion around Anti-Bullying. They had a clear idea of what to do when and how they support one another.
Our anti-bullying, PSHE and RSHE co-ordinator is Ms Wales. We host anti-bullying events throughout the year including Anti-bullying week and E-safety week which involve assemblies, drama workshops and age appropriate lessons.
Playground activities and lunchtime clubs are set up to support friendships across the school. Children have access to a range of resources in the playground which cater for different interests. We are also developing our reading house in the KS2 playground. Playground ‘Buddies’ also support children across the school. Look out for our Friendship Ambassador display in school. Here you find information and examples of children’s literature on anti-bullying.
Please see below for a list of websites and resources:
Child Line – telephone 0800 1111 Childline
NSPCC – NSPCC
Antibullying Alliance Anti-bullying Alliance
Information on this website includes a search tool to help you find out more about different apps Net-aware
This website has information for parents on the dangers certain apps can cause to children. Protect Young eyes
Parentzone Parent Zone
Anti Bullying News
Buckland Primary School
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