Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. If you’re being bullied or know someone who is, there are people in school who can help. You can speak to Miss Taylor who is our schools Anti-bullying leader or any other trusted adult in school. However you can also share your worries with a playground buddy or record your concern in the worry monster in your classroom.
For help and advice about bullying and staying safe online you can contact the following:
ChildLine: ChildLine is the UK's free, confidential helpline for children and young people. They offer advice and support, by phone and online, 24 hours a day. Whenever and wherever you need them, they'll be there. Call 0800 1111.
EACH : EACH has a freephone Helpline for children experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment: 0808 1000 143. It’s open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.
Victim Support: They offer support to young people affected by crime. Their Children and Young People's (CYP) Service also deals with cases of bullying; offering advice and working with professionals to ensure young people get the support they need. You can call their Support line for free on 08 08 16 89 111.
The websites below have lots of information and advice for anyone who has experienced bullying.
Childline: information about bullying
Kidscape: information for young people
With support of our anti-bullying team, Early Years staff and Friends of Marlborough Primary School, we have also created at child friendly leaflet for our younger pupils within school. This can be found here: Child friendly antibullying leaflet for EYFS.
Playground buddies are a key part of the Marlborough Primary School anti-bullying team. They represent their class mates in the school; talking confidentially and effectively about the ways that anti-bullying can be promoted. In addition they support staff at break times - to keep an eye out for children who may be on their own, upset or just struggling with friends.
Sometimes at play times you may fall out with your friends and are not sure what to do, or you may just feel a bit sad and need to talk to someone. If this happens then you can go to one of our trained ‘Playground Buddies’ and have a chat and make sure everything is okay.
Our playground buddies are easily recognisable as each classroom displays a photograph of the team. In addition, the playground buddies wear yellow hi-vis jackets which make them very easy to spot on the yard.