John Cabot Academy launches major anti-bullying initiative
John Cabot Academy has launched a major new anti-bullying initiative that tackles race, gender, appearance, sexuality, special educational needs and disability, and or home circumstances. Fronting this initiative is a poster campaign throughout the building.
John Cabot has adopted the Anti-Bullying Alliance definition of bullying as: “The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.”
The academy will investigate and sanction bullying behaviours that occur face to face, and online, and that occur in school, and on the journey to and from school.
Kate Willis, Principal of John Cabot Academy said, “Although instances of these types are very rare here, as educators we have a moral and legal duty to protect our students from bullying behaviours.
JCA is working closely with the Anti-Bullying Alliance for 3 years from September 2021 to achieve their United Against Bullying Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. These are nationally recognised as marks of good practice in anti-bullying work.”
John Cabot encourages all students and parents to report any behaviours of concern. These can be reported to any member of staff, to reception, or via the JCA contact email address [email protected].