Working together to prevent bullying

It is the duty of everyone who is aware of bullying to act to stop it.

As stated in our philosophy and objectives in Pick Me Academy we aim to provide a happy, healthy, secure and friendly environment.

We strive to offer all of our children the necessary conditions for their comprehensive development – intellectual, creative, social and physical.

At Pick Me Academy one of our major priority is to encourage an atmosphere where anyone who knows that bullying is happening will talk to a member of staff.

Bullying:

  • is deliberately aggressive
  • happens in an unequal power relationship
  • results in pain and distress

Bullying can be defined as the repeated intimidation of a pupil, intentionally carried out by a more powerful pupil or group of pupils in order to cause physical and/or emotional hurt.

What do we believe?

  • Bullying hurts
  • Bullying is wrong
  • Bullying won’t be tolerated
  • Everyone has the right to go home happy

What to do if you know that someone else is being bullied

You should tell someone. Talk to someone you can trust (see the list below).

What to do if you’re being bullied

  • You should tell someone. This can be hard if you’re frightened, but the bullying may not stop if you don’t tell someone.  Talk to someone you can trust: a friend, a parent or a relative, the School Nurse, your Lead Teacher or other teacher, your Head of Behaviour , Counsellor or Head of School
  • Ask for help – don’t try to deal with the problem on your own.
  • Resist the temptation to hit back – you could also end up being accused of bullying.
  • Tell the truth and don’t exaggerate – if a small part of what you say is found to be untrue, everything else will be doubted too.
  • Stay calm and believe in yourself

What is the most important is you shouldn’t try to stop your parents from telling the School; Bullying is not a normal part of school life

  • What to do if you think you’re a bully

A lot of people don’t realise that what they say or do is upsetting someone else. If you think you might be a bully, you should talk to someone. You know that bullying is wrong. Talk to someone you can trust (see the list above). They will give you support and help you to stop.

Bullying can be defined as the repeated intimidation of a pupil, intentionally carried out by a more powerful pupil or group of pupils in order to cause physical and/or emotional hurt. Children are made aware of bullying and how to protect themselves from such behaviours.  We aim to encourage them to be self-confident, self-reliant and develop resilience.

The school is careful to ensure that issues of bullying are discussed openly and calmly without engendering an atmosphere of fear and mistrust. 

The school Behaviour Policy and Safeguarding policy are both aimed at supporting and protecting vulnerable pupils in the school and ensure that all children understand that some behaviours are unacceptable.

At Pick Me Academy we are working together to prevent bulling . Here you have some ideas activities to practice with your children to make aware of bullying.

  1. Odd Socks Day ( Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique)
  2. Pink Shirt Day (working together to stop bulling)
  3. Pyjamas Day
  4. Reading stories (ELMER, The Rainbow Fish)
  5. Anti bulling bracelets
  6. Anti bulling crafts
  7. Helping hands (anti-bullying activities)
  8. Good friends (discussions)
  9. Embrace our differences (Circle time games)
  10. We are all different
  11. All about Kindness activities:
  • Give a compliment to somebody
  • Tell a joke
  • Hold a door open for somebody
  • Volunteer to help someone in need
  • Clean up after somebody
  • Help another person carry something
  • Invite somebody playing alone to join in
  • Leave a lovely note in a reading book for a friend
  • Simile and say “Thank you” to someone
  • Cheer up a friend that is sad
  • Do a favour for someone
  • Create a card for an adult you love to show them you care
  • Use kind words
  • Offer a hug to someone
  • Volunteer to help at home

This is done through the following:

  • Our weekly assemblies;
  • PSHE lessons;
  • Our mental health program
  • Our pastoral Care
  • Anti-Bullying Week(November 16th-20th 2020)

It is also referred to in other areas of the curriculum as is appropriate. Children are also given formal and informal opportunities to talk about issues and problems that affect them through the following:

  • Class discussions
  • Regular Circle time activities
  • One to one discussions

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