Anti Bullying Information
Our vision statement places wellbeing at the centre of our school’s focus. We endeavor to support students to develop as socially aware and happy individuals. Our Anti-Bullying support contributes to wellbeing as a key focus of our school community.
It is both our social and legal responsibility as a school to ensure all students feel safe and able to succeed. Both our Anti-Bullying Policy and our Behaviour Policy outline how we expect students to behave by following the three R’s. Students must be Respectful, Ready and Responsible and this mantra supports students to make good choices when it comes to their conduct towards other members of the school community.
We will also support these messages throughout the year by taking part in activities as part of Anti-Bullying Week and by raising awareness in assembly as regularly as possible. We will also make sure positive behaviour towards one another is celebrated and modelled throughout Katherine Warington.
Embedding a culture of kindness
“…every child has a place within our community as an individual and as part of the collective.”
Students will devise and sign an Anti-Bullying Pledge which outlines the importance of looking after themselves and others as part of the community. Having led this process, we hope students will be even more invested in supporting one another in their daily activities.
“Students learn and explore the importance of taking care of themselves and others.”
Students will take part in an Anti-Bullying Programme during Form Time and Period 7 in the first half term to ensure all students understand what bullying looks like and how to tackle it.
Students will be asked to take part in activities that help them to understand the importance of friendship; how bullying impacts both the bully and the victim; the prevalence and impact of cyberbullying; and the difference between being a bystander and a standby.
“…a fervent focus on kindness and integrity”
Students will be invited to take part in Anti-Bullying as a student leadership opportunity. After partaking in the Anti-Bullying activities as part of their transition in the first half term, students will be invited to apply to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Both staff and students are responsible for fostering a community based on kindness and integrity by taking opportunities to recognise each other publicly for kind acts. Recognitions will be celebrated in assemblies to demonstrate that these small acts of kindness are central to our success as a school.