School Council Pledge
"I pledge to reach out if I or somebody I know is a victim of bullying or unkind behaviour. Whether it be physical, online, verbal or psychological, I will not be a bystander and will treat others as I expect to be treated."
"All children are entitled to an education free from humiliation, oppression and abuse."
Don’t ignore bullying – it won’t go away on its own and it may get worse.
Tell someone you trust – such as a teacher, parent or friend.
Remember – it’s not your fault. No one deserves to be bullied
St Edmund's Anti-Bullying Policy
Bullying and intimidation can cause physical and psychological pain to the victim as well as feelings of isolation, loneliness, insecurity and anxiety.
At St Edmund’s we pride ourselves on the caring and supportive relationships that exist at all levels within our community. For this reason, we take a very serious view of any incidents of bullying or intimidating behavior that may occur from time to time.
The School’s Anti-Bullying Policy is rigorous and simple:-
BULLYING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED IN ANY FORM, THIS INCLUDES ‘CYBER-BULLYING’ SUCH AS HURTFUL TEXT MESSAGING, EMAILING, & SOCIAL-NETWORK SITE POSTING.
Remember that through life’s ups and downs we can help.
So do not suffer in silence. Tell a teacher / parent / friend / School Website.
The happier we are, the more we will achieve and enjoy. The better our lives will be.
You may report any incident of bullying to St Edmund's Safeguarding Officers KS3 - Mrs Howorth (Assistant Headteacher) / KS4 - Mrs Axton (Assistant Headteacher) or any member of Staff (such as your Teacher / Form-Tutor / Year Head) or via our online form below.
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Anti-Bullying Week 2022
This year's theme 'Reach Out' came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England and Wales. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.
Our year 8 & 9 Student Voice team spent time creating their own campaign video highlighting the importance of 'Reaching Out' which you can view at the top of this page.
The Student Voice team also worked together with their peers to come up with our new school anti-bullying pledge;
I pledge to reach out if I or somebody I know is a victim of bullying or unkind behaviour. Whether it be physical, online, verbal or psychological, I will not be a bystander and will treat others as I expect to be treated.