All Different, All Equal

The Academy is taking part in Anti-Bullying Week this week.  Here at the Academy we have a robust anti-bullying policy and positively promote diversity and respect.

The week will see assemblies with presentations by School Nurse, Anna Davies, who will talk about the anonymous text based school health advice service, ChatHealth; Kimberley Evans from Healthy Schools, and the Academy’s Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Maguire.

The Anti-Bullying Week poster competition winner will be announced for each year during these assemblies.

Lessons will be delivered over the next two weeks by Miss Hosty and the Health team.

The Academy has recently become an All Together School, as part of a scheme set up by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. An All Together School is one that has proven its activity to reduce bullying of all children. The All Together programme has been developed over the last three years and builds upon the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s previous SEND anti-bullying champion programme which saw significant positive results. Participating schools are supported on and offline to make whole school change to its anti-bullying practices, using a social model approach.

As well as ChatHealth, students can use the Sharpe System to access help and/or talk to their Welfare Co-ordinator.

Vice Principal, Mr Trainor, said “We are committed to ensuring that the Academy is a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students, promoting positive inter-personal student relationships and dealing effectively with any instances of bullying. This year’s Anti Bullying Week theme of “All Different, All Equal” chimes in very well with our commitment to respect and diversity across the Academy community” .