Holden Lane Primary School is a happy and caring school where expectations of behaviour are high. We provide a safe and positive learning environment within which we seek to develop a mutually supportive culture where children can understand and express their feelings and respect those of others. We aim to build a community based on partnership with parents, children, staff, governors and the wider community.
In providing a safe environment for children, the school does not tolerate any form of bullying behaviour, including repeated acts of aggression and/or discrimination. All acts of bullying are taken seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with our anti-bullying policy.
As a school we are proud to take place in the annual Anti-Bullying Week, with a range of activities, circle times and assemblies to raise awareness, promote a culture of inclusion and acceptance, and highlight the impact of bullying and the role we all take in preventing it. This is supported by our P.S.H.E. curriculum through which children learn the value of diversity, difference and acceptance and our Whole School Thrive programme, which delivers targeted assemblies and themed afternoons to address specific needs and topics.
Anti-Bullying Week 2022 is coordinated in England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year the theme was Reach Out and the week kicked off with Odd Socks Day on Monday, where adults and children wore odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique. Children learnt how to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere, and how to prevent and respond to it. Here are some of the pledges our children came up with:
- Do not be a bystander, be an upstander.
- Notice it and act on it!
- Reach out to someone you trust.
- Be a confident defender.
- Stand up to bullies!
Click the link below to view our Anti-bullying Policy:
Anti Bullying Policy 2023-2024