All Together - Anti Bullying
GREAT NEWS! We are very pleased and proud to announce that Berry Hill Primary School has been named as a GOLD standard All Together school for the second time by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This means that the work that we do in school with the children and the measures that we put in place to work against bullying and to improve our children's well-being have been recognised as excellent. We are proud to be a school that is United Against Bullying 🙂
Working Together To Keep Everybody Happy
At Berry Hill Primary School we take great pride in ensuring children feel safe and happy. To enable this to happen we have lots of policies and procedures in place. One of the ways we keep children safe is through teaching children about bullying and the effects it can have.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as…
The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or online.
As a school, we always encourage children to tell an adult if they have any concerns about bullying. If they do not feel they can tell someone they can write a worry down and use our worry boxes. Every classroom has their own worry box. Additionally, we also have a specific bullying worry box located on the Anti-Bullying display outside year 6 classrooms. Alternatively you could use the form below to report any concerns to school. Please ensure you put your child’s full name, class and details about any concerns.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Arrive in School!!!
In March 2021, Berry Hill Primary School was very fortunate to be accepted to take part in a special programme run by The Diana Award which would enable us to train a team of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to work with children all through school to make it a happier, safer and more respectful place for everyone.
A group of 20 KS2 children, alongside Mrs Smith, took part in the online training day where they learned about different types of bullying and how to be an upstander against bullying behaviour. They also looked at special events and initiatives that they could run in school to spread the message of being kind and to start to create a more friendly, caring and respectful environment for everyone in our school.
The ambassadors have already had lots of meetings and have shared lots of great ideas that they think will improve everyone's well-being and happiness in school and they can't wait to share this with everyone when we start back to school in September - they will be holding assemblies, popping to see you in class, be on duty at playtimes if you need some help or just need a kind friend to play with.
Watch this space for more information and events from the Anti-Bullying Ambassador team!
Please take a look at some poems that were written by 2 of our amazing ambassadors to show how they feel about bullying and about their new roles as ambassadors!
Click on the link to watch this year's Big Anti-bullying Assembly and see what a difference the Diana Award and the Anti-bullying Ambassadors can make to our school!
ANTI-BULLYING WEEK INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
This year, Anti-Bullying week runs from MONDAY 15th to FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER and this year’s theme is
‘ONE KIND WORD!’.
We will be planning lots of activities for the children to take part in to encourage them to choose to take care of others and to show how everyone at Berry Hill Primary School is united against bullying!
Our anti-bullying focus will start on MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER with ODD SOCKS DAY and it will end on FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER with FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY!!!
We will provide more details of activities and theme days closer to the launch date, so watch this space!
Here are some links for information about bullying for parents and carers
Anti-Bullying Alliance - A really useful and detailed guide for parents/carers about bullying and how to deal with it from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
Bullying UK/Family Lives - Advice fr parents/carers - What to do if you think your child is being bullied or being a bully
We all love Odd Socks Day at Berry Hill Primary School, and one of the best things about it is finding out what the new song will be each year!
Here are the links to all of the songs that Andy and the Odd Socks have made to support Anti-bullying Week since Odd Socks Day started