School Achieves Gold All Together Status
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Bolton School Boys’ Division has become a gold All Together School, after taking part in the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s All Together programme. The award signifies the school has reached the highest level in proving its commitment to stopping bullying and improving the wellbeing of its pupils.
Headmaster Philip Britton said: ‘I am delighted that we have been awarded gold status by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This is great recognition for our sustained, purposeful and proactive approach to pastoral work.’
An equally delighted Deputy Head (Pastoral) Helen Brandon agreed: "The whole Pastoral Team is very proud that our strategies to challenge and change the behaviours of those who engage in bullying behaviour have received Gold Status recognition."
By taking part in the programme, the Senior School for boys aged 11-18 years was able to audit its own current anti-bullying practices and create a tailored action plan. The project was delivered predominantly online and allowed access to the All Together Hub and specific resources to help combat bullying of at risk groups. Whilst the programme aimed to reduce bullying of all children and young people, there was a special focus on reducing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN. As part of the project, the school was given access to the All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire, which helped identify levels of wellbeing and bullying among pupils and monitored progress over the course of the programme. Online CPD-certified training was also made available to staff, including a module on cyberbullying.
The programme is run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau and Contact and funded by the Department for Education.
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