St Mary’s RC Primary School has achieved the
GOLD ‘Beyond-Bullying Award’ in 2023
Along with our Catholic values we believe in choosing respect and always expressing behaviour choices positively, choosing to restore justice and reconcile friendships from the school’s Catholic Ethos. As a result of this cases of bullying at St Mary’s are rare, but we recognise that it could happen and so regularly use opportunities to teach children and staff about bullying such as: Anti-bullying week in November, NSPCC assemblies and the Diana Institute Big Assemblies. Child line posters and our anti-bullying strategies are displayed around school for children to use, including a display in the school hall which is updated annually and reflects the message of Anti-bullying week.
Anti-Bullying Club/Play pals
Previously, as a result of many anti-bullying projects Year 5 children prompted, organised and did run an ‘Anti-Bullying Club.’ There are numerous children in KS2 who are named and available to ‘comfort people and make them happy.’ This group was known as the play pals. These children follow the school’s behaviour policy of being active listeners and restoring justice asking all the children involved for solutions. There were allocated members on duty every lunchtime. This group also took time to read from the Bible and discuss how the morals link to our playground culture.
Each child created a heart to put together and share the message that we have ‘A Heart that sees’ In class we discussed and promised to do all they can to help prevent bullying, to be a good friend and to help people if they are being bullied.
Please view our Anti- Bullying Policy and positive Behaviour policy :
Feedback of our policies and procedures are always welcomed.