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We are a telling school

We are a telling school, we tell each other our worries and concerns.

We have a duty to report poor or unkind behaviour.

We should be upstanders and share when people behave in an unsafe way.

Our core values at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College is committed to the protection, support, and care of all members of the college community. We believe that the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual welfare of the students is paramount. In doing so we wish to create an atmosphere where students and staff feel safe and secure and where they can enjoy positive and open relationships with each other. Students must also interact with staff and with fellow students without prejudice.

Persistent bullying can severely inhibit a child’s ability to learn effectively. The negative effects of bullying can have an impact on a person for their entire life. This college wishes to promote a secure and happy environment free from threat, harassment and any type of bullying behaviour.

 Bullying is any deliberate, repeated behaviour that physically or emotionally hurts someone.

 Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Our Anti-bullying ambassadors play a crucial role in creating a safe and supportive college environment. Their responsibilities typically include:

  • Raising Awareness - Organising events, assemblies, and campaigns to educate students about the effects of bullying and the importance of kindness and inclusion. Using posters, newsletters, and social media to spread anti-bullying messages.
  • Supporting Peers - Providing a listening ear and support for students who are experiencing bullying
  • Creating Safe Spaces - Establishing safe places where students can go if they feel threatened or need a break from bullying.
  • Promoting Inclusivity - Organising activities that promote teamwork, respect, and understanding among students. Celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive school culture.
  • Ensuring students are aware of counselling services and other support mechanisms available to them.
  • Training and Workshops - Participating in training sessions to stay informed about the best practices for preventing and addressing bullying.
  • Providing feedback to school leadership about bullying trends and areas that need attention.