Bishop Vaughan have a strict anti-bullying policy and we do not tolerate bullying in our school. We have recently implemented an anti-bullying group run by year 10 and 11 pupils. Each pupil went through a rigorous application process and were carefully selected. They have received training on various issues and are able to be the first point of contact within school and the face of our anti-bullying campaign. We launched the TEN (This Ends Now) group in November 2015 at our National Anti-Bullying event which saw many external agencies come together in a bid to publicise and prevent bullying. In 2016 they are now preparing to present about important bullying topics in year 7, 8 and 9 assemblies and tutorials. TEN will also be involved in future events at school and run a lunch time drop-in which has already started to show a great deal of interest amongst younger pupils. The drop-in runs every lunchtime from 2pm in Room 39.
Below are just some of the pictures that capture our anti-bullying event in November 2015 which was a great success, with pupils from year 7 right the way through to year 11 attending. We are looking forward to organising this event again during National Anti-bullying Week: 14th-18th November 2016. TEN are also helping to organise our Keeping Learners Safe Event which is being held on Tuesday 9th February 2016 and will raising awareness of the issues surrounding cyber bullying.