Anti-Bullying at Mitchell Brook Primary School is an important aspect of pupil's education and is concerned with informing children honestly and appropriately so that they make safe choices throughout their lives, it also links to the three pillars of our curriculum, 'Ambition, Identity, Society'. Anti-Bullying includes planned opportunities to support the development of their self-confidence and relationships, enabling pupils to participate happily in the wider community. It promotes an understanding of the range of family groups and other people who contribute to providing children with the care, love and support they need to grow.
At Mitchell Brook Primary School, we encourage and support pupils to be
Ready- Respectful- Safe
We support children to:
- take responsibility for their actions and the consequences of actions
- Develop positive relationships with other pupils and adults within the school community
- Raise awareness of the impact of bullying
- Promote anti bullying awareness to create a safe and secure learning environment
The STARS values at Mitchell Brook are:
Successful Team focused Aspiring attitude Respectful Spirited
Learning about kindness
We want children to show the 'K Factor' in all that they do. We believe showing kindness to each other is the key to developing secure friendships.
Here is what HRH Princess of Wales, Patron of Place2Be said about our school and kindness,
"I know that in your school you have been working on a project to spread a little kindness and I think this is such an important thing to do. If you see someone who you think might need help, try and be kind to them. Keep a look out for them if they are on their own or seem sad or worried. Perhaps they just need a hug or someone to talk to. I know it is hard if you are feeling down yourself. But helping someone out will also make you feel so much better too."
Our Personal Development curriculum develops children's understanding of how to celebrate difference, exploration of what bullying is, the difference between bullying and unkind acts and who can help if children feel that they are being bullied.
The school has chosen to use the Anti-Bullying Alliance definition of bullying.The ABA (Anti-Bullying Alliance) defines bullying as:
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 online.
The ABA (Anti-Bullying Alliance) explains the difference between Relational Conflict and Bullying as the following: