This week is particularly important and relevant as the children have had a focus on Anti Bullying Week. Learning has focused on developing children’s understanding of how to prevent and respond to bullying, and how to support others who may feel upset by others.
Children learn to understand that not all unkindness is bullying, but that any unkindness needs to be dealt with. The underlying values we promote with children through our PSHCE curriculum and our behaviour policy about respecting others, regardless of similarities or differences plays an important part in ensuring this is a secure part of our ethos.
If your child has any worries about any unkindness in school, which could potentially be bullying, please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance. We take any allegations of this nature very seriously and teacher will ensure that appropriate concerns are passed onto the leadership of the school to be dealt with.
The focus of this year’s anti bullying week is One Kind Word. Below is an extract from the Anti Bullying Alliance website which sums it up nicely:
‘In a world that can sometimes feel like it’s filled with negativity, one kind word can provide a moment of hope. It can be a turning point. It can change someone’s perspective. It can change their day. It can change the course of a conversation and break the cycle of bullying… It starts with one kind word. It starts today’