Anti-Bullying

At Alsager School we are proud of the positive relationships amongst our student and staff community.  

We have created these positive relationships through our Anti-bullying policy which ensures that all staff and students are fully aware of the different types of bullying and what they should do if they suspect that someone is a victim of bullying. Any reports of bullying type behaviour are dealt with swiftly and thoroughly.

Our whole school definition of bullying is:

Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.

Our culture of positive relationships is driven by the work in SPIRIT. All staff and students are role-models of the Alsager Way and we value kindness. Additionally, our Anti-bullying ambassadors are an intrinsic part of our anti-bullying strategy and lead on many aspects of our policy including staff and governor training.

Our Head of College, Mr Clegg, along with the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Snape, have whole school responsibility for this element of our Safeguarding practice.

Anti-Bullying Week

We regularly recognise the significance of ‘Anti-Bullying Week’.  As many people are aware, bullying is very rare at Alsager School and students have strong skills at developing positive relationships and dealing constructively with peer conflict.  However, should bullying take place our students understand and recognise it.  They also know who they can turn to if they need support or if they feel that a peer needs support. Our Heads of College are always on hand to support with pastoral worries.

Assemblies are delivered to all students and they all make Anti-Bullying pledges. In form groups we look at the various categories of bullying.
 
·         Physical Bullying
·         Bullying and friendship
·         Homophobic Bullying
·         On-line bullying
 
We have tackled the language around ‘banter’ and have discussed the escalation of banter and when it tips into causing harm and upset. We all work together to discuss issues around bullying.
 
Part of the Alsager Way asks for all students to be an upstander not a bystander:
 
 
Bystander and Upstander

We encourage our students to be an upstander and to be united against bullying. 

Tackling Racism and Black Lives Matter

 
This academic year a focus group of Y11 students have spoken to the teaching staff about tackling racism and Black Lives Matter. Our students want to reflect the discussions taking place in society to raise the profile of tackling racism within our school community. Attached you will find a condensed version of how to talk about BLM at home produced by our Y11s, as well as a longer version to help to support discussions about this important topic. We are very proud of Y11s for being role-models and upstanders and leading our staff in these discussions. Should your child want to become more involved in discussing BLM, Mr Ramsay runs a focus group with some of our sixth formers each Tuesday 3.15- 4.15 and would welcome more students joining. Any age group is welcome. Please see or email Mr Ramsay for more details. 
 
If you are struggling and want to talk to someone when away from school:
Send a text to the School nurse team Chat Health Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm: 07507 329908
Mental Health Helpline – 0300 303 3972 (open to all Cheshire East residents)
Checs: 0300 123 5012 (option 3) Out of hours Emergency Duty Team on 0300 123 5022
Samaritans www.samaritans.org
 
 
 
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