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One Kind Word Week
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Robert Cooke

One Kind Word Week
15-19 November 2021

 

Dear Parents,

As teachers and parents, we all want our children to be happy and safe at Mougins School and it is natural to worry about bullying - particularly if we have experienced bullying ourselves, or we think our child may be more vulnerable to bullying. 

The good news is you are not alone! Mougins School and its staff continually work hard to ensure that we create a friendly and healthy learning environment. I will not lie and tell you that we are a Bullying Free school. But we have put in place procedures and policies that we hope will make it easier for both students and parents to stop bullying when it appears in our school.

In Positive Education we are continually developing the skills of our students to help them be assertive and mature when faced with a difficult friendship situation. They have recently explored Online responsibility and Cyberbullying and what they should do. We encourage all our students to daily have positive conversations with teachers and parents about any difficulties they encounter. We promote the idea of positive dialogue and “mum and dad know what to do“ approach. The teachers discuss with the students the Anti Bullying Policy and the Behaviour Policy. But what has helped the most this year is the introduction of our Four School Values

Respect, Learning, Community and Integrity 

Therefore on Monday 15th of November we hope to begin a week of bringing to the attention of all our community the need for a cohesive and coordinated approach to any unfriendly behaviour in our school and talk to the students about the different types of Bullying and the consequences of such behaviour in our community. On Monday we will begin with Odd sock monday to highlight differences and how that is okay and acceptable.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance and its members are here to work with children, families and schools to help keep children safe. Every November schools throughout the United Kingdom take part in Anti-Bullying Week. This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it. Anti-Bullying Week 2021 is taking place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th November this year and it has the theme ‘One Kind Word’.  

 

A tool for Parents and Carers

 

 

Mr Robert Cooke
Head of Pastoral and Safeguarding
 

 

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