Bullying Hurts! No one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Everyone has a right to be treated with respect. Children, young people and adults who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving. Our Positive Behaviour Policy outlines our expectations of all children’s behaviour, consequences for not meeting these expectations as well as our stages of consequence. It is the responsibility of all adults working at Sherdley to model desired behaviour and recognise pupils’ successes. We work in partnership with our parents and carers in helping their children to behave well and to make good choices. We know that our children are individuals with unique experiences and lives which vary from day to day. We understand how these positive and negative experiences may present themselves through behaviour. (Positive Behaviour Policy) Everyone within our Sherdley Family has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to issues of bullying.
Sherdley is a Rights Respecting School – we have achieved Silver Status. When considering Anti Bullying, the following Rights from the Convention are being considered:
- Article 2 – The convention applies to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.
- Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
- Article 12 – Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them and to have their views taken seriously.
- Article 13 – (freedom of expression) Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
- Article 14 – (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.
- Article 15- (freedom of association) Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.
- Article 16 – (right to privacy) Every child has the right to privacy. The law should protect the child’s private, family and home life, including protecting children from unlawful attacks that harm their reputation.
- Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Discussions in school must respect children’s dignity. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
- Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic acts.
To start off our anti bullying week we had an odd socks day! Below are some of the crazy combinations the kids wore at our school.