ABC and Buddies

We have a number of initiatives across school to prevent and deal with bullying issues and have just achieved Derbyshire’s Anti Bullying Commitment Award (ABC).

Governors and members of the community all play an important part in this work.

One of our most successful initiatives which has had a really positive effect across the whole school is our buddy system. Our Year 6 children look forward to being buddies and wear their buddy badges with pride. They organise games at playtimes and lunchtimes and encourage the children to play together co-operatively. Buddy stops, which were designed by the pupils, provide somewhere for children who are feeling unhappy or upset to go, where there will always be a buddy to listen to them and offer support.