Anti-bullying Information

Anti-bullying Information

Bottisham Village College enjoys a strong, inclusive atmosphere that supports and ensures that students can attend school feeling safe; allowing them to thrive and focus on their learning.

We would like to update you on the areas we have been developing over the past two terms to support a positive and supportive community:

We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying within our community and have recently reviewed our Anti-Bullying Strategy to ensure we are proactive in preventing bullying with a robust and consistent approach when any bullying is reported to us.
1. We have a team of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who have been trained by the Diana Award, a charity set up to support schools prevent bullying.  These students have developed a campaign, delivered assemblies and are actively involved in supporting students who have been victims of bullying in the past.
2. Safe-Place, is an area of the school run by a team of Year 11 students with the primary purpose to provide a welcoming place for any student to attend, talk to peer mentors or just play games and socialise. 
3. A revised anti-bullying policy that has a clear staged approach for school staff to follow when a Bullying Incident is reported.
4. We have also recently set up a ‘Wellbeing Box’ by student reception for students to log concerns about other students or indeed themselves.  Our Pastoral team will be checking this box regularly and will make contact with the child concerned. 

Dominic Fullman
Deputy Principal
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