St Mary’s Recognised With Award for Anti-Bullying

St. Mary’s Preparatory School are delighted to announce that once again, they have been recognised for their outstanding work in enabling children to thrive in an environment free from bullying.

Rob Harmer, Headmaster said, “I am very proud to be recognised for our work in this important area. We know that happy and confident children make the best learners, secure in their environment, supporting each other and thriving as a result. The Anti-Bullying ethos is embedded in everything that we do, from our Peer Supporters to our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, all of our pupils are aware of the importance of looking out for each other.”

The Anti-Bulling Alliance works to improve wellbeing for pupils in schools, supporting the implementation of effective anti-bulling strategies. The award is a significant achievement for the school, with over 300 schools taking part in the scheme, and only a small number achieving Silver status.

In a recent parent feedback survey, St. Mary’s parents commented: “The pastoral care and support is fantastic. Children develop confidence and self-belief. The best choice I ever made for my children.”

Kate Bodle, Deputy Headteacher and Pastoral Lead: “Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are one way in which we encourage participation and ownership of the issue amongst the pupils themselves. The children have attended training in how to recognise bullying behaviour, how to address it and what to do and who to talk to if they have a concern. I am very proud that our work in this area has been recognised, after all – what is more important for children in their first years of education than to learn in an environment of support, encouragement and happiness?”

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