Anti Bullying Week
Next week is the national Anti-bullying week, which we will be featuring across lessons. The children will take part in an assembly and lessons that address some of these issues. I am writing to make you aware, as there may be questions that arise at home as a result of the week.
Bullying is defined as ‘actions that are meant to be hurtful, and which happen on a regular basis.’ Bullying can be direct (either physical or verbal) or indirect.
This week does not sit in isolation, but is in addition to our PSHE programme, and links well with our school values (including Respect and Equality) and our behaviour policy. We hope that the children build confidence at Raglan so they can speak out if they are experiencing bullying.
Monday is Odd Socks Day and we would invite children and staff to wear odd socks to make them unique from everyone else. This simple, yet symbolic act, starts the discussions on being different.
We also have themes around anti-bullying for the week, which are split across our teams they are:
EYFS - Being kind and friendly
Key Stage 1 - Disability discrimination
Key Stage 2 Lower - Race discrimination
Key Stage 2 Upper - Cyber-bullying and Homophobia
Sometimes with these discussions, concerns do come to the surface so if you do have any worries or questions, please speak with your class teacher in the first instance.