The pupils and staff at Markyate Village School believe there is no place for any forms of bullying in school. The Government has not set out a legal definition of bullying. However, it’s usually defined as behaviour that is:
- intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally
- often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion or gender
It takes many forms and can include: physical hurting, teasing, making threats, name calling or cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online (for example email, social networks and instant messenger)
Here at Markyate Village School, we have an Anti-Bullying Policy that makes it clear that no forms of bullying will be acceptable in our school. This year we have 12 new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (ABA), from years 2 to 6, who support all the children in keeping our school a safe, kind and bullying-free environment for everyone.
Spring Term 2023 Anti-Bullying Poster Competition
Mrs McGeachy worked with the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to create an Anti-Bullying Poster competition for the school. The level of work was extremely high which made judging the event very difficult. Some of the winning posters are shown at the top of the page and and were also featured in the school Newsletters in April and May.
Anti-Bullying Week 14th - 18th November 2022
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we all talked about how we can make sure that bullying never happens in our school. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors made posters, we talked about the big Anti-Bullying Assembly and we wore odd socks to show that it is great to be different!
We also listened to the Odd Socks song! https://youtube/c6hR6rTHFSk
Markyate Village School has signed up to the Diana Anti-Bullying Programme for training, resources and teaching initiatives for young people. You can visit the Diana Anti-Bullying website at: https://diana-award.org.uk/anti-bullying/
The Anti-Bullying Alliance also has a range of resources for children, parents and schools. They can be found at: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/