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Anti-Bullying

Our School has a Mind to be Kind

Respect Responsibility Relationships

At Bushey Meads we instil our students with core values which follow the three R’s of Respect, Responsibility and Relationships – this also links with our mantra Our School has a Mind to be Kind.

A mind to be kind

Bushey Meads School constantly and explicitly promotes relationships that focus students on learning behaviours and progress. Everyday our students celebrate their differences by living without harm, acting with kindness and showing respect for one another.

As a school community and as individuals we have ‘A mind to be kind’ following the three principles:

  • Live without HARMING others
  • Do Acts of KINDNESS
  • Show RESPECT for others

ANTI-BULLYING

Bushey Meads School is a friendly and inclusive learning community where everyone has the right to study and work in a safe and secure environment, without harassment, intimidation or fear. We believe that to realise their potential and achieve their aspirations, people need to feel happy, confident and included in their environment.

What is bullying?

Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally

Bullying can include: name-calling; taunting; mocking; making offensive comments; physical behaviour (e.g. kicking, hitting, pushing, etc.); taking belongings; inappropriate text messaging and emailing; sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet/social media; producing offensive graffiti; gossiping; excluding people from groups; spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours; racist remarks.

What to do if you feel you or a friend are being bullied

Tell somebody about it. You can: Report it via the CONFIDE button on school computers or the school website Email or speak to an Anti-Bullying Coordinator (ABC) Speak to a student ANTI-BULLYING AMBASSADOR Email or speak to your form tutor, a teacher or a pastoral manager Ring the school health helpline

 

To view some examples of Acts of Kindness students have participated in click here.

 

A mind to be kind

Students in 9Ash were encouraged by their Form Tutor, Mrs Hanbury, to participate in Acts of Kindness following one of our three principles.

 

 

Some of the Acts of Kindness included:

Yaashri – “My first Act of Kindness was when I was walking home from school in the rain and noticed an old lady carrying two, heavy bags of shopping and getting wet. I gave her my umbrella and carried the shopping bags home for her. My second Act of Kindness was helping my elderly next-door neighbour to write an email to her son. ”

Andrea –“My Acts of Kindness were to help an older lady onto the train and then to give up my seat on the train to an elderly person”.

Leo – “My Act of kindness took place in school. I noticed a Year 7 student was on his own so I spoke to him and asked him if he was okay. He said he did not have any friends so I invited him to come and join me and my group of friends.”

 

 

 

Brad Aronson encourages:

“Seek out an opportunity to help every day. Hold open a door, offer assistance, help someone trying to get a stroller down the steps or take any random acts of kindness. Every small interaction with someone is an opportunity to have a positive impact on both of your lives.”Brad Aronson

 

We all know that bullying goes on in every school but it’s the way it’s dealt with which makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery. Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.

At Bushey Meads School we have anti-bullying coordinators and pastoral managers to whom you can speak to about any such issue. However, you may prefer to use e-mail to report an incidence of bullying.

 

Reporting an incidence of bullying

If you or someone you know is being bullied, don’t hesitate, tell someone about it. we can help.

If you are reporting the incident at home, please fill in the form below, or visit the student watch section on the school learning platform.

Any information given will be treated in absolute confidence

 

 
 

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