Recording Behaviour and High Expectations
All behaviours are rigorously recorded and ‘bullying type’ behaviours are monitored for repetition and trends. All incidents are dealt with then a restorative approach is used.
Each Key Stage has a “worry box” that children can use where they can share a problem if something or someone is worrying them – this may then be discussed as part of circle time with the class or group or on a 1:1 basis depending on what the teacher feels is the best approach. Children can also use the box to tell teachers if they are worried about the behaviour of other children – victims or aggressors.
Each class has a 'Class friend' (Anti-bullying Ambassador) who provides advice and assistance to anyone feeling bullied or concerned about themselves or others. Anti-bullying Ambassadors are trained and meet regularly with SLT members and know how to report concerns and support other children in reporting theirs. They wear visible jackets so they can be easily identified and they are signposted in assembly.
In November each year we focus on the theme of Anti-bullying. Children’s work and activities centre around this theme and we have a number of assemblies, events, workshops and theatre groups visit Cardwell to reinforce the message. We also look at Cyber safety and how to keep safe in a digital age.
Friday of Anti-bullying Week is known as Blue Friday - Children wear blue to school to show that they “Say “NO” to bullying”.
- Anti-bullying alliance (more focused on KS2)
- Anti-bullying week – Kidscape
- Think You Know – Cyber Café