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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Anti-Bullying

Forestdale is committed to providing a caring, friendly, respectful and safe learning environment for all of our pupils. We promote an inclusive ethos that focuses on respecting one another and celebrating difference and diversity.

Bullying and prejudice-based language of any kind, involving pupils, adults towards pupils, staff or parents are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at our school.

 

We understand the devastating and lasting effect being bullied can have on some children and we will deal with all incidents equally seriously, quickly and effectively, whether it has taken place in or outside of school.

Preventing and tackling bullying is part of our work to support pupils’ social and emotional development and to be recognised as a healthy school. Helpful documents and the school anti-bullying policy can be found in this section.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

In the autumn term, we appointed two Forestdale Anti- Bullying Ambassadors per year group. Children were invited to apply for the posts explaining why they wanted to become an ambassador, how they would support other students in school and the skills and qualities they possess, making them an ideal Anti Bullying ambassador. The successful candidates were selected based on merit.

The anti-bullying ambassadors are easily identifiable by their blue sashes.

 

 

 

One key message at Forestdale is bullying is if someone does something unkind to you:

Several

Times

On

Purpose

 

and if anyone is being bullied:

 

Start

Telling

Other

People 

 

 

Our wonderful Anti Bullying Ambassadors (FABAs) received training, in accordance with our anti-bullying policy, and have been working in the classrooms and playground to ensure that our children feel safe and happy at Forestdale.

 

    

 

A monthly anti-bullying ambassador meeting

 

Their first task was to plan and deliver an informative assembly to introduce who they are, what they do and also to launch Anti Bullying Week. This was hugely successful. The theme of this year's anti-bullying assembly week was 'Choose Respect'. The FABAs planned a range of fun activities for each class to participate in as part of Anti Bullying Week. The ambassadors sang the official song for this year's Anti-bullying week was 'Choose Respect' by Andy and the Odd Socks.

 

 

Advice for Parents

If your child is being bullied:

Call or go on the website of one of the organisations dedicated to supporting parents and carers. They will give you independent advice and support. For example, Parentline Plus on 0800 800 2222 or the Parents Anti-Bullying Helpline on 0845 120 5204.