Monday 13th to Friday 17th November
Say No To Bullying Week!
During this week we will be looking at how we can work as individuals and collectively to prevent bullying. We will be particularly focussing on how good friendship skills can help prevent bullying.
The School Council will be asking classes and teachers to vote for two children from each class who have shown that they have good friendship skills throughout the week.
We believe that by fostering good friendship skills and by encouraging the children to empathise with their peers we can help prevent bullying.
At Mere School we expect good behaviour at all times, and encourage the children to treat one another and the school staff with respect because they know that this is the right way to behave.
"There is an atmosphere of mutual respect in the school. Pupils show a high degree of courtesy and consideration for adults and one another." Ofsted
"The children feel safe and take a genuine pride in their school." Ofsted
We are very proud of the behaviour of our children and the caring ethos of our school. We realise that bullying is a rare problem which can occur
in any group of people.
We created this web page to help all of the people in our school community (children, staff, governors and parents) to understand what bullying is and where to get help if it happens to them.
What is bullying?
Our School Council asked the children what they thought bullying was. Together the children and staff created a definition of what we think bullying is...
Bullying is constant and repeated actions which upset or hurt someone else. These could include physically hurting, calling names, not letting people join in or isolating them, laughing at people, threatening or taking money or objects.
These repeated actions of others may make someone not want to come to school. The person being bullied feels scared and powerless and his might stop them from telling.
Please look at the Useful Links in the Community Section of our website. There is some very useful information on cyber bullying!
Where Can I Get Help?
If you are worried about bullying or would like some more advice there are several places you could go for help.
You could speak to someone in school.
You could speak to someone from Childline
(This is a free and confidential phone number. That means that you can phone it from any phone and you wont get charged.)
Look online. We have listed some really good websites that provide useful information and great advice on bullying and lots of other issues.