Clee Hill Community Academy follows the Anti-Bullying Alliance Antibullying programme which supports schools in reducing bullying and improving the wellbeing of all children, focusing on those most at risk, including those with protected characteristics.
The programme includes:
At Clee Hill Community Academy, our aim is to identify ways in which to reduce the likelihood of bullying at the school and address issues quickly and effectively.
Clee Hill Community Academy work with the ABA to ensure that pupils and staff have a good understanding of what bullying is and how to prevent it. The senior leaders, antibullying advisors and antibullying committee all worked together in 2023 to gain a Bronze Certificate from the ABA which was given in recognition of all of the work undertaken.
Clee Hill Community Academy reviews and rewrites our Antibullying policy annually with an antibullying committee which is made up of parents, governors and pupils. What bullying is, is agreed with the committee and then the whole school via a whole school assembly at the start of antibullying week. The policy is reviewed alongside the Antibullying Alliance advice for schools. https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/attachments/Updating_Writing_Your_Anti-Bullying_Policy%20%281%29.pdf
The policy can be found on the school policies page of the school website. http://chcacademy.co.uk/policies
In preparation for antibullying week our antibullying committee meet to review current practice at the school and review/ adapt the school’s antibullying policy. We then kick off antibullying week with a day of unity where adults and children wear odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique and blue clothing to show that we are united at beating bullying together. Throughout the week, there is additional age-appropriate focus in PSHE lessons and assemblies on strategies to deal with bullying, supporting pupils in reporting unacceptable behaviour and reinforcing messages from the antibullying policy.
The school follows the PSHE association planning for PSHE, which includes a focus on bullying in the Relationships and Living in the Wider World sections. However, in addition to this, during Antibullying week, additional resources from the Antibullying Alliance, and other external material, are used.
For children if they feel they need to talk to someone safe about bullying or other issues. This may in in the form of:
What to do if your child is being bullied
Our Antibullying Ambassador have completed 6 weeks of SGET AB training at school and then attended a national training course ran by the Antibullying Alliance in Birmingham. Their role is to identify potential signs of bullying in school, support with lower level issues and signpost staff to any bullying issues.
Who are our ABAs?
For more information about supporting your child online and dealing with Cyberbullying,
Useful resources for pupils
Useful resources for parents and carers
If you or your child is affected by something you have seen or experienced online, here are some alternative helplines and useful contact numbers for organisations that may be able to assist.