Anti-bullying traditionally falls within the remit of PSHCE, here at Ratcliffe we place significant importance on our student’s well being, consequently, we aim to ensure that their time at Ratcliffe is an extremely positive one. To this end, we have further increased our anti-bullying initiatives within school, in order to maintain our friendly, welcoming school environment.
Ratcliffe was extremely honoured to receive the Beyond Bullying Award from Leicestershire County Council which demonstrates the school’s commitment to Anti-Bullying. The celebration event took place at the National Space Centre on 29th June 2016. Miss T Spencer, our school’s Anti-bullying Champion, was accompanied by Sophie Pole, Emily McBallentine, Archie Heaney and Jade England, year 8 & 9 students that had previous won first prizes in Ratcliffe’s internal Anti-bullying Competition last November.
The students enjoyed the Celebration Event immensely and were afforded the time to tour the Space Centre and take part in Anti-Bullying activities. This is evident from the photographs on the day.
The award is only accredited to school’s that continually exhibit their commitment to anti-bullying. Miss Spencer will be launching a new initiative this year, whereby students can be part of an Anti-Bullying Committee – ABC, in which they are invited to put forward any concerns or ideas for implementation at school. Students will be offered the opportunity to become part of the committee during the first term of the 2016-17 academic year, these students will receive a school badge denoting their individual commitment and support of such an important matter. After consultations with the students on the day of the award, it was agreed that the committee would be titled The Anti-Bullying Committee – ABC.
Emily, Archie, Jade and Sophie receiving the Beyond Bullying Award on behalf of Ratcliffe College
Year 7 during an Anti-Bullying PSHCE session
Annually there is a national Anti-Bullying week, which aims to highlight any issues regarding bullying and offer insights and help to students that may have worries or concerns.
This years theme is ‘Power for Good’ and runs from 14th to 18th November. As part of the PSHCE programme, anti-bullying sessions and activities will held during this week for across all year groups. As in previous years, Ratcliffe will hold an internal Anti-bullying competition and forward all entries to the national competition, should the students wish to enter.
For further information please visit the Anti-Bullying week website.
Please peruse some of our student’s work and achievements during the past academic year.
Emily, Jade, Sophie and Archie all receiving their winners certificates during assembly for their entries for the Anti-bullying competition.
A display proudly showing the winners and runners up for the Anti-bullying school competition
Watch this examples of excellent film produced by our year 11 students, which won a ‘Ratcliffe Oscar’. This project highlight the plight of bullying.