Surrey anti-bullying charter mark
On the 29th September 2021, The Vale achieved the Gold Anti-bullying Charter Mark. To achieve this, we had to ensure that Anti-Bullying was and is a priority in our school. That it is led well, and all staff follow a restorative approach with the children. We have a named governor who keeps in touch with our behaviour leads; Ms Amos. We have an annual calendar of anti-bullying events and if a bullying incident arose, we have a robust system that we follow to ensure both the victim and the bully get the support they need.
We use a restorative approach which helps the children to identify what rule they have broken; how they are feeling and what needs to happen to make it right. It also thinks about they will try to change those behaviours and discusses if they need any help to achieve this.
Our Vale Ambassadors and the work they do was highly praised. We are very proud of our school, the behaviour and our award.
Quote from Tracey House, ‘I am delighted to notify you that, as a result of the recent assessment visit, your school has been awarded the GOLD Anti-Bullying Charter Mark award…. We were made to feel extremely welcome when we visited your school and we would like to thank the staff, parent, governor and pupils who talked to us as well as the staff and pupils as we walked around the school. The school had a very calm and positive atmosphere throughout our visit and it was a real delight to see everything that was in place. We looked at documentary evidence of policy, procedures, reporting and recording data. We also observed information that advises how pupils can keep themselves safe, as well as completing a learning walk. From this we were able to ensure we had a broad and balanced view of the Anti-bullying approach in school.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the meetings and with our learning walk. The discussions with the parent and with the children demonstrated what a nurturing and inclusive environment The Vale Primary’