First Independent School to be Awarded an Anti-Bullying Bronze Award
RGS The Grange is celebrating attaining a prestigious Anti-Bullying Award in recognition of their work to provide robust and comprehensive Anti-Bullying provision at their school. The award given by The Anti-Bullying Quality Mark is a national scheme which measures how good schools are at preventing bullying. It challenges schools to set up effective and sustainable anti-bullying policies and strategies and make them part of their everyday life.
Our hard work has been rewarded and after a comprehensive assessment process the school was presented with the award. RGS The Grange is the first independent school in the country to achieve the ABQM-UK Bronze Award because: ‘staff, students, parents and Governors demonstrated that anti-bullying is a whole school priority in which they all play an active role. Students are actively involved in the development of anti-bullying in the school. As a result of our work, this school has established a range of approaches to make sure that students feel safe and included’.
RGS The Grange embarked on this challenge 18 months ago. As a school that prides itself on being a happy and caring school with a strong pastoral provision, we are determined not to rest on their laurels. The school sees wellbeing, safety and inclusion as a priority for all and they set themselves the task of further developing this by initiatives such as: the training by ‘The Diana Award Organisation’ of staff and pupils to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, weekly Anti-Bullying clinics, cyber bullying workshops and newsletters specifically for parents, Anti-Bullying parents’ information leaflets, and a dedicated Anti-Bullying email address for pupils.
Mr Gareth Hughes, Headmaster of RGS The Grange said: “The training of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors by The Diana Award, an organisation inspired by the work of Diana, Princess of Wales in this area, has proved to be so supportive and successful that RGS Worcester, RGS Springfield and RGS Dodderhill are similarly training their pupils to provide this all-important support for their school communities, ensuring that the ABQM value of ‘Securing Safety, Mental health and Wellbeing for all’ is truly at the heart of all the RGS Worcester schools.”