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.
In June 2016, 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 and 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 previously won first prizes in Ratcliffe’s internal Anti-bullying Competition that academic year.
Thereafter, Miss Spencer formed a committee to further promote the school’s anti-bullying message. The committee consists of students ranging from year 7 through to year 13, they meet once a term and discuss ideas and initiatives that could be implemented within school with regard to anti-bullying. The committee is called the ABC – Anti-Bullying Committee and the students that are members proudly wear a badge indicating that they are part of the committee. During Anti-bullying week last November, the committee hosted a whole school assembly in order to ensure that our students were aware that of the national anti-bullying week and the importance of it. Below are photographs during the assembly.
During Anti bullying week in November our younger students partook in a session to design T-shirts to promote anti-bullying and our staff wore them for the day to showcase the student’s splendid efforts. One of photographs below captures a few of the teachers on the day. Many of the younger students also enter our internal anti-bullying competition, the body of work that they produce is extremely impressive, the winners and runner up’s entries are proudly displayed in one of the main corridors.
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 year’s theme is ‘All Different and All Equal’ and runs from 13th to 17th 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.
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.