At Ordsall Primary School we had planned for the new RHE/RSHE Curriculum to be up and running in September 2020, which was the timeline that schools received from the government. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic this expectation was changed and, in the guidance for schools following the pandemic, schools were asked to have this in place by the summer of 2021. At Ordsall Primary School we are proud to have begun much of this work already during the 2019/20 academic year and, as a result, we have made a lot of progress in this for the start of September 2020. The school is very clear on how it will teach this new curriculum and the outcomes it wants to achieve. One example is our Anti-bullying work which fits in with this curriculum as part of looking at Healthy Relationships and our work on Equalities, Online Safety and Health and Wellbeing. To find out more about our new policy for the RHE/RSHE Curriculum please click here
At Ordsall Primary School we take any form of bullying very seriously. We deal with bullying in many different ways as part of our PSHE curriculum, our assemblies and through the Anti-bullying and internet safety days that occur during the year.
Below are some resources that you may find helpful that we use in school.
Topsy and Tim help a friend in this Story Time episode. When Topsy and Tim discover that their friend Stevie is being bullied, they try to find the best way to help him at school. Click the link below to watch the video.
Our definition of bullying comes from the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is....
"The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace."
For more information, videos and support, please visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance webpage at
Further information about key statistics about bullying can be found by clicking here
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2019 was ‘Change Starts With Us.’ In year groups we discussed the definition of bullying, how to prevent bullying and how to respond if we feel we are being bullied. It connected to our work with the NSPCC on "Speak Out, Stay Safe" and the workshop that we ran for parents and individual year groups.
We also identified people who we could talk if we have any worries or concerns. We concluded the week with a class message about our thoughts and feelings on bullying. If we all make a positive change, we can all make a difference.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance provided us with many different resources and if you would like to see more of the resources available please go to https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2019-change-starts-us