This week is National Anti-Bullying Week and Northfield School has participated in this national event for the past 10 years. This year’s theme ‘Let’s stop bullying for all’ shines a light on supporting all students but in particular our most vulnerable students who may be dealing with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities on a daily basis. Existing national evidence shows us that children with special educational needs and/or disabilities are significantly more likely to suffer bullying than other children but we would like to stop bullying for all children.
Ultimately, bullying is a behaviour choice, one which parents, carers, teachers and the community must work together to change at grass roots level; educating the school and wider community that bullying in any form is wrong, and that any environment that encourages bullying, or shows indifference to prejudice and discrimination is unacceptable. Now is the time for children and young people to take the lead on changing behaviour and to stop bullying for all. Together we will be making it clear that we do not accept bullying in our school, clubs and teams and that we create safe environments where all young people can develop their skills and talents.
We would like to celebrate our present Anti-Bullying work in school and also build on our success (Diana Award, Lead School, Anti-Bullying Accreditation and Approved Provider Standard) – we know that together we can be even better! During Anti-Bullying Week we will be raising awareness of our Anti-Bullying work and showing our support with a number of activities – most of which cost just 20p. As usual, we will also be having fun raising money for our chosen charity – Children in Need – our students are aiming to beat last year’s total of £1000.
What’s on in Anti-Bullying Week:
- Tutor Group SEND awareness activity
- Tutor Group Gingerbread Man Challenge
- Design the ‘Northfield Anti-Bullying Super Hero’ competition
- Friendship bracelets
- Find the Super Hero Hunt Competition
- Blue Sweetie Hamper raffle
- Big cake bake – Tuesday 18 November
- Big cake sale – Wednesday 19 November
- Guess the number of Hero sweets in the tub
- Special Super Hero cake raffle
- Super Hero for the Day…..
- Super Hero Bake Off between members of the Senior Leadership Team and Guidance Teams
Please encourage your children to take part, have fun and help us and the Super Heroes raise £1000!
N.B Our Anti-Bullying non-uniform day in support of our charities will be Thursday 18 December 2014