“If something does happen then it gets sorted straight away so that it does not go any further”.
(Phase 3 child November 2021)
At Ordsall Primary School we are United Against Bullying and take any form of bullying very seriously. We deal with the issues of bullying in many different ways including, as part of our RSHE curriculum, our assemblies and through the Anti-bullying and internet safety days that occur during the year. The school has a robust Anti-Bullying Policy and implements it consistently across the school.
The definition of bullying at Ordsall Primary School is taken from the Anti-Bullying Alliance:
"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."
Each year Ordsall Primary School participates in the Anti-Bullying Alliance's Anti-Bullying Week. The themes for Anti-Bullying Week in recent years have been:
In school we use these weeks to highlight some of the issues that can arise in school and reinforce how we can tackle bullying, when it happens. In school we discuss all different types of bullying and celebrate what makes each person special as we "play, learn and grow together" because, at Ordsall Primary School:
By Growing Together we will.......
Know that we all have the same rights and needs
Develop integrity and an understanding of what is right and wrong
Develop tolerance and acceptance of people's individual characteristics
Inspire others and celebrate every achievement
Work together, in partnership, as a wider community of learners AND
Achieve and Aspire to be the “best that they can be”
The theme for the last Anti-Bullying Week was One Kind Word.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance provides us with many different resources we use in school and if you would like to see more of the resources available please go to the Anti-Bullying Alliance
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.