BEDLINGTONSHIRE High School has proven its dedication to looking after its pupils by being awarded an Anti-Bullying Accreditation by Northumberland County Council.
The school received the award for its anti-bullying policy, which is shared with parents through a Parents Focus Group and students through a Peer Mentors’ training programme.
During Anti-Bullying Week, special wristbands were sold at the school and information was featured on the computer system to ensure that every student knew who to report a bullying incident to.
Surveys were also carried out by staff, students, parents and carers to create an action plan, which included staff training and on-going awareness raising.
Pupils are now working closely with police on e-safety and cyber bullying.
Headteacher Stephen Griffiths said: “We are confident that systems are in place to deal effectively with all bullying incidents and intend to continue working throughout the year to further improve our practice.”