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KEEPING SAFE

Introduction

It is very important that you keep safe and feel safe, whether you are at school, at home, or out playing with your friends. You may find this page helpful; it may support you with some ideas of what to do if you do not feel safe, or if you know of someone else who may not be safe.

At Mount Pleasant we believe that all children should be kept safe both in school and out and do our utmost to ensure that all children have an awareness and understanding of what it means to be safe. As a school we work closely with our community to ensure the behaviour and attitude of all is exemplary, with visits from local PCSO’s and local e-safety groups.

E-Safety

At Mount Pleasant we take e-safety very seriously and want to help you and your families stay safe online. The ever expanding, online world is an integral part of society today; however there are also many risks associated with new technologies. We strongly believe that it is essential for young people and their parents/carers to understand how to reduce these risks and keep themselves safe.

Children across the school are made aware of the S.M.A.R.T rules:

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the UK’s national child protection agency (www.ceop.police.uk). Through the Click CEOP advice and help centre, anyone can access guidance on a broad range of topics to help protect their children or report a concern directly to CEOP.

Other websites and documents which provide advice and support are:

Link to Thinkuknow

Link to Thinkuknow for Parents

Link to Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre        Link to Childline

Anti-Bullying

Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.

In other words, bullying at Mount Pleasant is considered to be: unacceptable behaviour which occurs 'lots of times, on purpose'.

Our Anti-Bullying Policy can be found on our Policies page.

At Mount Pleasant we take bullying seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported. Bullying will not be tolerated.

Anti-Bullying Team

Anti-Bullying Team Members
Year 6 Anti-Bullying Team 2015/16.

The Anti-Bullying team aims to ensure that children at Mount Pleasant feel happy and safe in school. They work to provide information for all classes regarding anti-bullying and e-safety, promoting appropriate strategies for dealing with instances of bullying behaviour in and around school, including while using the internet.

The team are currently focussed on re-introducing worry boxes to all classrooms across the school as well as promoting the Friendship Stop in the playground.

Year 6 members of the team are set to become anti-bullying ambassadors in October, as part of the Diana Award. As a team we are looking forward to them sharing their new knowledge with others across the school.

In December 2013, as a school we were delighted to become the first primary school within the Dudley borough to achieve the Dudley Pledge Scheme status.

Year 4 have been busy creating some new anti-bullying posters (pdf) to be displayed around our school.

Also read our Anti-Bullying Newsletters.

Early Class Photograph
Dudley Schools Anti-Bullying
Pledge Scheme Status