Safeguarding & Kindness Ambassadors

Each year, two children from Reception to Year 6 will be voted in as the Safeguarding & Kindness Ambassadors for their class.  They will play a key role in helping to keep themselves and their friends safe, as well as promoting kindness and other positive attributes across the school.  They will work with Mrs Veale to lead educational initiatives around areas such as road safety, eSafety, water safety and friendship issues, as well as leading whole school assemblies to highlight the focus attributes for each term. 

A 'Choose Kind' display board supports their work, where staff across school can celebrate the random acts of kindness demonstrated by the school community. 

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We believe that putting the emphasis on positive attributes such as kindness, compassion, honesty, courtesy and respect will create an environment where children make and maintain positive, healthy relationships.  This is a key protective factor that will help them become valuable members of society in the future.

 

What is Bullying?

Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.  It is the wilful, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone.

Bullying can be physical, verbal or emotional. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.

‘Bullying affects almost every child in Britain’

  • 31 million school days are lost per year as a result of bullying

  • 30,439 children ring ChildLine each year because of bullying

  • 1/3 of adults are bullied at work

  • 3 out of 4 children report that bullying has a significant impact on their confidence, self-esteem and mental health

 At Ash Grove Academy, we take any accusation of bullying very seriously.  Our Anti-Bullying Policy has been rewritten by the children to make the language and style more accessible to all of our students.  Please open the link below to have a look for yourselves.