A message from the staff: The most important thing to us is always that you feel safe and happy, both at home and at school - but also ok about talking to an adult you trust when things are maybe not going so well. It might be that you're worried about making friends or falling out with people, you think someone is being unkind towards you or even bullying you, or you're not sure what to do about something that's happening away from school.
To help, you might want to speak to someone at home - your parent or carer, an older brother or sister or another relative. In school, we always remind you that all adults are there to help - your teacher or teaching assistant most likely, or Mrs Harne as Learning Mentor or Mrs Hewitt as ELSA - who don't just work with one class but are there to help anyone who may have some worrries or problems. You can also pop in to see Mr Brumwell or Mrs Sadler Penn if you want to have a chat with them anytime, or you may wish to talk to someone who you know well from a previous year or to a Midday Supervisor or other staff around at breaktimes if that's easier for you.
If you're at home reading this and you've got some worries or problems that you'd like to share with us, you can click on the link below which will let you send an email directly to Mrs Sadler Penn. She can then speak to you privately in school about what you've shared.
Don't forget our Pupil Wellbeing Ambassadors too; lots of our Y4/5/6 children volunteer to help out at break or lunch if you need someone to talk to or are unsure about something.
This year, we have joined with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to work on the United Against Bullying programme.
What is bullying? Bullying is not just a disagreement or falling out with someone; that is unkind behaviour that you may need some help in sorting out, but it isn't likely to be bullying.
Bullying is behaviour that is
- where there is an imbalance of power
If you ever think that you (or someone else) are being bullied, you must speak to an adult in school straightaway.
As well as your family and the adults in school, there are other groups that are there to help children who are having difficulties or feel anxious or confused and not sure who to go to for help. One we often remind you of in school is the NSPCC's Childline service that is available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Their number is 0800 1111; you can call anytime to talk to one of their team.
Childline also offer other other services that you can use if you click on the links below: