School’s anti-bullying policy rewarded with accreditation

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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.”