“We aim to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”

Anti-Bullying For Parents

At Clifton, bullying is unacceptable and is not tolerated by students, staff, or the wider community. If a student demonstrate any behaviour that we consider bullying:

  • We will involve parents/carers
  • We will look to modify the behaviour in a supportive environment
  • We may put in place serious consequences including suspension from school

If a student is being bullied we will support them by: 

  • Self-esteem support through Non-Teaching Heads of Year
  • Repairing relationships with people  
  • Mindfulness support through the Student Support Team
  • Regular check-ins by the support team

 

Useful Contacts

If you have any concerns regarding bullying and your child please, in the first instance, contact their Form Tutor, who will work with our pastoral team to address any concerns and work towards a positive resolution to any issues that may have occurred.

Form Tutors email addresses are in the format <initial><surname>@cliftonschool.org

Students can easily access these or you can ask at reception.

You may wish to work with our Pastoral Team;
Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Ms G Williams – gwilliams@cliftonschool.org

Non Teaching Heads of Year

Year 7: Mr R Davisrdavis@cliftonschool.org
Year 8: Miss A Walkerawalker@cliftonschool.org
Year 9: Mrs H Hollisey-Mcleanhhollisey-mclean@cliftonschool.org
Year 10: Mrs B Ormondroydbormondroyd@cliftonschool.org
Year 11: Miss A Hughes ahughes@cliftonschool.org

Should parents/carers/students feel that they have not had a satisfactory resolution, or they have further concerns, please contact the head teacher or the governing body:

Mr P Heathcote – Assistant Headteacher (Safeguarding) – pheathcote@cliftonschool.org

Mr J Bartle – Assistant Headteacher – jbartle@cliftonschool.org

Mrs A Leng – Head Teacher – aleng@cliftonschool.org

Helen Wetherall – Chair of Governors – hwetherall-gov@cliftonschool.org

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

As well as having a team of adults to support students we also have a group of trained students as part of the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme. The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme raises awareness of bullying behaviour and supports schools and young people to tackle it across the UK and beyond. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with our facilitators giving young people the skills and confidence to become Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. Our anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable and youth-led approach. These students are trained in spotting the signs of bullying, and act as points of contact for anyone requiring support. They are then able to alert the pastoral team of any concerns, so that they can be acted upon. In seeing these ambassadors show compassion and kindness to others, as well as an intolerance to bullying, we hope they will act as role models and other students are then more likely to admire this behaviour and incorporate it into their own interactions with their peers.

Useful Links

Diana Awards: A Parent’s Guide To Anti-Bullying – A free to download resource you can access just by filling a form in.

Bullying hot topicsRead our Anti-Bullying 101, delve into hot topics affecting young people today, such as exam pressure and mental health, learn top tips for supporting others, and find details for loads of additional support services for young people.

A Parent’s Guide To Anti-Bullying – A of different sources of information, advice and support around anti-bullying: