As a school, we provide education to all our pupils at each key stage on equality, diversity and acceptance. This takes place in PSHE lessons, assemblies, via external speakers, our student-led equality committee, student councils and other forums.
If you are worried about any issues relating to bullying and discrimination, please do contact the school directly – you can speak to or email your child’s Head of School.
In school, in addition to tutors, mentors and teachers, there are a good number of adults any students can speak to, including: Pastoral support officers (Mrs Bazire-Smith for Lower School, Mrs Jacobs for Middle School and Mrs Stoneham for Sixth Form); our chaplain, Reverend Dr Cannon Wood; Miss Grayer and Mrs Paden in the Learning Support Office; our senior tutor Mr Higson; any member of the safeguarding team (identified by yellow lanyards); any of our senior prefects (identified by silver ties).
You can also contact the following organisations for guidance and further information:
• Childline 0800 11 11 or visit www.childline.org.uk
• Youngminds www.youngminds.org.uk – a guide on getting support and help, as well as advice for parents and carers.
• http://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/ (supported by the anti- bullying alliance)
• Bullying UK support line: 0808 800 2222 or www.bullying.co.uk