Reigate Primary School has shown their support for Anti-Bullying Week by raising awareness of bullying and discussing ways to improve how they tackle forms of bullying at the school.
The school has four anti-bullying ambassadors Lily May Cottrell, Alisha Sadler, Billy Tooth, and Kyriakos Siamplidis who other children can go to and talk if they have problems with bullying. The school also has friendship stops where the children can go if they’re feeling left out.
Councillor Sarah Russell visited the school to chat with pupils and talk about how the school is tackling bullying.
Councillor Sarah Russell said:
It’s great for me to visit Reigate Primary School and see the ways they are raising awareness of bullying. It is extremely important that children in Derby understand that bullying is not acceptable. No child should be bullied and made to feel isolated. It is important that students look after their peers and that we put a stop to bullying across our schools.
Karen Ratcliff, Head of School said:
It is really important to spend time with the children and staff discussing what bullying is and how as a school we can work together to stop it. We value the opportunity that the week brings to raise awareness and improve the systems we have in place to ensure that all children feel safe during their time with us.
Rob Simpson, Inclusion Manager said:
Having a whole school approach to tackling bullying is vital to make it a success. Our anti bullying ambassadors play a big role in making it happen.