Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are:
Now that we are getting so many things back to ‘normal’ in school, it is fantastic to know that our new A.B.A team are now up and running with renewed enthusiasm and determination to keep making a difference here at Eastern Green Junior School.
Our A.B.As have now completed their training and are fully aware of what to do when children are experiencing friendship concerns. They also know and support our values (Ready, Safe and Respect) in their role as A.B.As and work hard at being good role models for the other children in our school.
The team are now proudly wearing their A.B.A hi-viz jackets at lunchtime and children are encouraged to speak to them as well as the adults in school. Their job is to bring any issues to staff’s attention as well as to reassure children that things will be resolved as quickly as possible.
The A.B.As have also made all the children aware of another way they can be contacted – there is now a folder on the A.B.A display in the hall where children can post their concerns. This is checked every day (often more than once) so that any concerns can be dealt with swiftly.
The team also meet every week to discuss how things are going and any issues raised and resolved. They then provide a written report to Mrs Aston who is kept up to date with everything that is going on.
The A.B.As have already taken part in this year’s national Big Anti-Bullying Assembly (4th October 2022) and will be very active during Anti-Bullying Week (14th-18th November 2022). This year’s theme is ‘Reach Out’. They will again be taking an active part in the launch assembly at the beginning of the week and then visiting each class during the rest of the week to lead activities with the children.
The A.B.As are a much valued team in our school and play an important part in helping to keep children feeling safe and happy here at Eastern Green Junior School.