Report Bullying

Report Bullying Incident Here  
 

Last term (Sept - Dec 15) the Anti Bullying Advocates filmed and edited the short film which is aimed at showing cyberbullying can happen in everyday life and that there is always a way to resolve it.

And it poses the question Should besties, (sisters) become before Mr's ?

   
 
 
 
Fantastic News
Hertfordshire Anti Bullying Initiative Accreditation Award has awarded GOFFS SCHOOL
The award has been given to Goffs in recognition of achieving high quality anti – bullying practice against rigorous standards in the following areas;

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Staff training and development
  • Curriculum content and delivery
  • Pupil engagement
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Quality review cycle
 

At Goffs School we are fully committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a relaxed, secure and safe atmosphere.  Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Goffs.  If bullying does occur, all students are able to report it in the knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.  We are a telling school.  This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening to themselves or anyone else is expected to tell the staff or use one of the other channels provided.  There is zero tolerance of bullying at Goffs and any cases reported are dealt with quickly and effectively.


“Hertfordshire’s Anti-bullying Accreditation sets a high standard.  Schools that achieve this award have recognised the importance of pupil engagement, parent confidence and systems that are effectively monitored and reviewed by senior leaders.  I am delighted that Goffs School has joined the growing community of schools that have achieved this status.”


Quote from Karin Hutchinson, Hertfordshire Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser


This is an amazing achievement for Goffs school and is recognition of the hard work and commitment that staff and students give on a daily basis.

 
Accreditation Award Certificate
 

 

Goffs School is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of its students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable. If bullying does occur, all students should be able to report it in the knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. This is a telling school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening to themselves or anyone else, is expected to tell the staff or use one of the other channels provided. There is zero tolerance of bullying in the school and any cases reported are dealt with effectively.

 

What Is Bullying?


Bullying involves any repeated action on the part of one or more persons that victims find extremely hurtful. It should be noted that the above definition would, therefore, exclude one off events and could in some cases, perhaps, involve the so-called ‘bully’ or ‘bullies’ not realising the significance of their action.

What does the school offer?

  • Heads of Year are the gatekeepers to help within the school and have access to a range of strategies that can be used.
  • Students can approach any member of staff.
  • An on-site school counsellor is available.
  • The school organises activities, competitions and assemblies during our annual anti-bullying week to raise awareness.
 

 
 
 
Anti Bullying Advocates information:

What’s bullying?

  • Bullying is behaviour which deliberately makes another person feel uncomfortable, distressed or threatened.
  • Bullying is repeated over time by the same person or persons

Bullying makes those being bullied feel powerless to defend themselves


Bullying is not?

  • A one of fail out with friends
  • Comments made by several different individuals once

 

How else can you report bullying?

  • Speak to an adult, Parent / carer
  • Speak to a member of staff, Learning Manager/Class Teacher
  • Speak to your DoL or Charmaine
  • Speak to  Prefects
  • Report via the website online ANONYMOUSLY
  • Please help yourself and others report bullying

Anti Bullying Advocates (ABA’s)are other students that act as an ‘Advocate’ and speak on behalf of younger pupils who may have concerns regarding their friendships or bullying .
They deal with issues of concern for all students by offering help, support or advice and then report back to the Advocate leader: Charmaine, Youth worker or to their Director of Learning
Advocates have been trained in confidentiality.


Introducing your to the team !

 

Year 8

   

Dani

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To support others who might not feel confident.

   

Katherine

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To encourage people to feel confident about themselves

   
Year 9  
   

Alexis


I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To be there for someone to talk to, To show others how to deal with bullying.

   

Louise

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: As I don't like to see other upset because of friendship concerns.

   

Louvain

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: As I believe everyone deserves to have friends and people to talk to

   

Holly

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: As I believe everyone deserves to have friends and people to talk to

   
Year 10  
   

Beth

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate; because I wanted to there for someone when they wanted to talk and I also wanted to make people happy.

   

Charlotte

I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To give other students someone close to their age to confide in

   

Katy


I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To give other students someone close to their age to confide in

   
Year 11  
   

Nicola


I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To help people who may have problems with their friends

   

Kira


I became an Anti Bullying Advocate: To learn more about how to tackle bullying and share it with others

   
   

If your interested in becoming an advocate speak to Charmaine, Youth worker


All Advocates are:

  • Approachable
  • Open minded (Acceptable)
  • Friendly
  • Confident
  • Understanding
  • Reliable
  • Compassionate
  • Patient
  • Motivated

You can met the Anti Bullying Advocates for meetings and to take part in

MINI GAMES during Lunchtime – G1 / Old Sports Hall, 1.25pm – 1.40pm

Mini Games include Jenga, Stacking cups, Ice breakers and 30 Challenges.

 


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Why speak to ABA’s


Anti Bullying Advocates are:

  • Speaking to someone close to your age about your friendship or bullying concerns
  • see older pupils as positive role models
  • can help  your self-esteem and confidence
 
 

 


 

Messages / Links

Focus On Cyberbullying - Information for Parents and Students
BBC - Understanding Bullying Bullying UK
Anti-Bullying Network Anti-Bullying Alliance
BBC Anti-Bullying NCB Anti-Bullying Alliance
Bully Beware ChildLine Bullying