Anti – Bullying

Leicestershire County Council have their own Anti-Bullying Team. There website can be found by following this link: http://www.beyondbullying.com/ 

 (disclaimer: We have no control over the content of external websites.)

They ‘…aim to provide an online information service for young people, parents and professionals seeking guidance on bullying. Please explore our site, we hope you find it useful and informative.’


‘The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying.

Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.

We have worked with over 300 young people and 100 members of school staff to develop our theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 manifesto for change:

This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. 

Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference. 

We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.

(From: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2020-united-against-bullying)

(disclaimer: We have no control over the content of external websites.)


As part of our ongoing work in developing the children’s Personal, social, health and economic education, we look at building their relationships with each other in their class, key stage, the whole school and other people they are connected with. A focus on bullying forms a regular part of this teaching, culminating in Anti-Bullying Week which usually occurs during November of each year.

We teach the children to think about and use the word STOP to help them to recognise what bullying is and also what to do if bullying is going on. So,

STOP

When children use the word Bullying to describe a situation, we get them to think about STOP; to apply it to what they are describing and think whether what has gone on is in fact bullying.

If it is not, then we help them to firstly see the situation for what it is and then to resolve the situation.

If it is bullying, we will follow it up appropriately. Each situation is different and may call for a slightly different response. At Gilmorton Chandler we take incidents of bullying very seriously and will work with all of those involved to come up with a solution.

To read our Anti-Bullying Policy please click here.

In recognition of our work in this area, we have been awarded the ‘Beyond Bullying Silver Award‘ by the Leicestershire Anti-Bullying Team. The Certificate can be seen in the entrance space at the school.

What follows are a list of links to websites, charities and government agencies who specialise in dealing with  bullying. We hope you find them both informative and useful.  (disclaimer: We have no control over the content of external websites.)

https://www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school The Government’s official website for Bullying at School.

http://www.bullying.co.uk/ part of Family Lives which  is a national membership organisation for professionals working with parents.

http://www.kidscape.org.uk/ Kidscape are the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/bullying/pages/bullying.aspx ChildLine is a service provided by NSPCC.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/whats_worrying_you/bullying/about_bullying?gclid=CO6Mh6m2t7sCFYZ52wodRDEAcQ YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ The Anti Bullying Alliance have three main objectives. They are:

  • To raise the profile of bullying and the effect it has on the lives of children and young people
  • To create a climate in which everyone agrees that bullying is unacceptable
  • To make sure that teachers, youth practitioners, parents, carers, children and young people have theskills and knowledge to address bullying effectively

The website: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bullying.html aims to provide a dedicated bullying support ‘hub’, to help those who need support.

The website is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK.