Welcome to our Right’s Respecting Anti-Bullying page!
The Anti-Bullying, Right Respecting, Healthy Schools Team, meet on a regular basis, to plan and discuss ideas, which we then share with our class. We include representatives from Year 2 – Year 6 including members of the School Council, Head boy/Deputy Head boy and Head girl/Deputy head girl.
Some of the things we have done as part of the team include:
- Attending UNICEF’s 25th anniversary party at Gateshead Stadium
- Sang the Right’s Respecting song to the whole school
- Talked to our class about cyber bullying and internet safety
- Organised an Anti-Bullying week
- Carried out a Rights Respecting learning walk
Mediation / Buddy Training
At the beginning of the year, children across KS2 were elected to become Buddies or Peer Mediators.
Peer Mediators are specially selected members of our year six class who are now fully trained to deal with small problems between friends that may occur during break or lunch times. Children can refer themselves for mediation and they deal with their issues together until a resolution is found. Year six peer mediators are doing a fantastic job and are enjoying their new responsibilities.
Buddies in KS2 support younger members of our school community on the yard when playing and interacting with one another. They can be easily spotted because they wear a bright red cap with pride! These children have also received specialist training so that they can introduce games with people and support anyone who may not be able to find a friend.
In a world where technology is a part of everything we do it is vital that children are aware of how to stay safe online. We want to encourage our children to use the internet because there are so many great things to see and do, however, all of our children should understand how to stay safe and how to use technology responsibly. This aspect of the computing curriculum is embedded in to our discussions with pupils but we have also been lucky enough to learn more about this by participating in an online safety workshop, delivered by Animate to Educate.
We came to school wearing BLUE (Be Loving and Understanding to Everyone)
On Friday 20th November 2015, we showed support for Anti-Bullying issues and came to school wearing blue clothes, reinforcing the message ‘Be Loving and Understanding to Everyone’. All children were given the opportunity to purchase an Anti-Bullying wristband and they shared the work that they have been doing in class. This event was a big focus in our assemblies that week and we now look forward to building upon our successes as the year progresses.
Children across the school have worked with Amy, from One Day Creative! They have developed a range of scenarios during their sessions and expressed a range of bullying dilemmas through drama.
Our New Anti-Bullying Logo – Whole School Competition
Children across school have lots of great ideas to help ensure everyone is always safe, happy and valued here at Falla Park. Our school council have suggested that we use an anti-bullying logo so it could be used on any anti-bullying materials that we make in the future. Below you can see some of the entries.