Anti Bullying Policy
Here are our Anti Bullying Ambassadors for 2017-2018.
This term we are working on creating an anti-bullying leaflet. We will be talking to the other children in the school about what to do if they think they are being bullied or if they see someone else being bullied.
Anti-Bullying Conference - Wednesday 8th November 2017
Our 8 anti-bullying ambassadors attended the Wirral Anti-Bullying Conference today at Woodchurch High School. They had a great day and were able to take part in a number of activities. The day was organised by Kayte Walsh of My Esteem. The children had the opportunity to work with drama and dance specialists and take part in art and craft activities all linked to anti-bullying. The children now have the task of passing on the important messages from today to the rest of the school. Next week during anti-bullying week they will lead assemblies and help to develop some activities that will be used in the classes.
Here are some of the activities that we completed:
We created an anti-bullying logo.
We decorated jars. They are called positivity jars. Inside there are lots of happy memories so that when we feel sad or we have had a tricky day we can read the messages inside the jar and it will help us to think positively again.
We all wrote a pledge to spread the word on anti-bullying and to help to keep everyone in our school happy and safe.
We got to ask questions to a panel of guest speakers. We were particularly interested in champion boxer Sean "Masher" Dodd who told us about how he was bullied in school. He has turned his life around and explained how he feels sorry for the person who bullied him now. We talked about how people bully others as they may not be happy themselves. We need to help the bullies as well as the victims. Altru drama also gave us this meassage through their drama performance which was great.
We had a fantastic day and are looking forward to Anti-Bullying Week!
Anti-Bullying Week - 13th November - 17th November 2017
All across the school the children were thinking about how we can prevent bullying in St George's and the effect that bullying can have on children.
Year 4 worked in groups to read different scernios of bullying behaviours. The ranked them from the most serious to the least serious. We then compared and discussed our ideas - it turned into a great debate
Click here http://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/newsitems to see examples of year 1 anti-bullying work.
The children in year 3 enjoyed taking part in anti-bullying week. They demonstrated how they were all individuals but fitted together to make a good team!
In Year 5 and 6 the children were tasked with the task of promoting anti-bullying in a creative way. The children have spent time creating posters, videos, slideshows and poems. You can see some of their work in the documents section below.
Anti-Bullying Steering Group
In July 2017, Governing Body approved the school's new Anti-Bullying Policy.
The policy was designed through a steering group led by Mrs Horton with support from Kayte Walsh at Wirral's Bully Busters (My Esteem). Steering Group had contributions from parents, staff, children and governors. Please see the link at the bottom of the page to our anti-bullying policy.
We will not tolerate bullying at St George's. As well as having clear policies on how we manage bullying we also place an emphais on education by developing our RESPECT model and teaching children how to combat prejudice and manage risks of anti-social behaviour, Cyber Bullying etc.
We hope the information is clear and welcome any feedback.
Anti-bullying workshop with School Council and their parents - Summer 2017
We held workshops for the school council and their parents. We were also joined by two of our school governors, Mr Olsen and Mr Dunning. During the meetings we talked about what bullying is and created a group definition of what we think bullying is. The children were able to inform the parents of the work that they had done during anti-bullying week. The school council have an important role in delivering the anti-bullying message to their classes and they were able to talk about what advice they could give to a friend in need and who to go to for support. During the workshops we were also able to think about the behaviour policy at St George's and the parents, children and governors all gave some feedback about how we could improve our behaviour policy. The teachers will work with the school council to develop this further.
Year 1 and 2 Bullying Definition
Bullying is mean behaviour that happens more than once. It can make someone sad and unhappy.
Year 3 and 4 Bullying Definition
Bullying is repetitive, intentional, hurtful behaviour that makes people feel unhappy about themselves. Bullying is disrespectful behaviour towards somebody by another person or group of people, that happens many times.
Actions for the Autumn Term 2017:
- Introduce our Anti-bullying Ambassadors
- Create an anti-bullying leaflet
- Attend the annual Anti-Bullying Conference.