Anti Bullying

Information about our approach to anti-bullying can be found in the Safeguarding Policy on the documents and policies area 

The vast majority of pupils at the school behave very well and represent parents/carers, the school and themselves positively. As a school we set all pupils high expectations with regard to conduct and behaviour and encourage all pupils, staff and parents and carers to report any incidents of bullying via our online portal - the Red Hand, so that matters can be dealt with promptly. The link for this is available on all student chromebooks and school computers. Parents can also report via the school website, the link can be found on the homepage (red hand).

Our unique Red Hand reporting system provides students and parents with a quick, easy and effective way to report any concerns about bullying. Early evaluation of this system suggests pupils are feeling more confident in reporting their concerns and the data provided has allowed us to design a more effective anti-bullying strategy. 

At Tewkesbury School we are proud to work alongside The Diana Award. This is a fantastic charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. There are two things within it that they focus on – young people and change. Throughout all of their programmes and initiatives ‘change’ for and by young people is central. Their anti-bullying work encourages change in attitudes and behaviours for young people by young people.

In October 2022, 20 of our students completed a training programme to become anti-bullying ambassadors. The aim of our ambassador programme is to empower a group of students to help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe both in school and online. Since their training the  ambassadors have been mentoring some of our younger students, performing random acts of kindness and handing out compliments slips, they have also been producing assemblies and resources for delivery in our pastoral programme.