At Roundwood Park School we believe that as a community we should celebrate our differences. At RPS everyone has their place and has the right to be heard.
We use the hashtag #Thisisme when working on whole school anti-bullying and well-being projects to encourage our students to embrace their individuality and to be proud of who they are. We strive to ensure our school is a safe space for all and to ensure that the student body know who they can turn to if they feel unsafe. We are proud of our Diversity Ambassadors who work collaboratively throughout the year to promote equality for all. These students are involved in leading assemblies and events during National Anti-bullying Week as well as throughout the year.
Annually in November the school hosts an Anti-bullying Conference where House Leaders across all key stages meet to review the school’s Anti-bullying Policy and to debate the key issues of the day. At the conference, which is led by senior pastoral staff and the sixth form Diversity and Wellbeing Captains, students are allowed the opportunity to discuss and plan activities for National Anti-bullying Week with a view to raising awareness across the student body and encouraging peers to get involved in events.
When students join us in Year 7 they participate in our Bully-Free Form event. Year 7 students work with their form tutors and peers throughout their first two terms with us to produce a portfolio of evidence highlighting their form’s work on anti-bullying. In May students present these portfolios to an audience of senior staff, governors and student Diversity Ambassadors. They then receive feedback and if they meet the required standard the recognition that they are a ‘Bully-Free Form,’ with the knowledge that they must work hard to ensure they maintain this status as they progress through the school.