Anti-Bullying at Buxton Junior School
We take bullying extremely seriously at Buxton Junior School and take every step possible to ensure that it doesn’t happen.
- We have a designated member of the Senior Leadership Team who is responsible for all matters connected to bullying and anti-bullying.
- We teach the children directly about bullying and how to deal with bullying issues. We do this in our PSHE lessons, in assemblies and when helping children to solve problems.
- Online safety/assemblies and lessons teach the children about how to behave properly online and what to do if they encounter any problems online.
- Children take part in assemblies with an anti-bullying theme.
- We fully engage in Anti-bullying week every year to reinforce the lessons that we give all year round.
- We have a Child-Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy which has been written by children for other children.
- We have Anti-Bullying ambassadors who apply for the position and are carefully selected.
- Children take part in surveys to let us know if there is anywhere in school they don’t feel safe.
- The NSPCC visit regularly to deliver their ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ workshops to further help children understand how they can get help.
- Children are regularly reminded to tell a Trusted Adult if they have any concerns or to use the Worry Box in school.
What to do if your child is being bulled
If you feel that your child is being bullied, please talk to your child’s class teacher immediately. Class teachers and members of the senior leadership team will talk to everyone involved to get a thorough picture of what is happening and a plan of support will be put in place. You will be kept updated throughout.
Anti-Bullying Poetry Competition
As part of Anti-Bullying Week 2022, we held an anti-bullying poetry competition. Children were invited to write a poem on the theme of bullying or anti-bullying. The response was tremendous and the competition box was full of exciting and varied poems.
The winning poems can be found below.