Choose Respect

Next week is National Anti-Bullying Week with the theme ‘Choose Respect’’. The week will start with a whole school assembly led by our Anti-Bullying Champions and an Odd Socks Day on Monday 12 November. Our Odd Socks Day aims to help raise awareness around anti-bullying and is designed to be fun. It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique. There is no pressure on the children to wear the latest fashion or for parents to buy expensive costumes. All they have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school, it really couldn’t be simpler. Throughout the week we shall use lessons and other assemblies to enable all our children to explore the issues around bullying and raise their awareness of the importance of their own role in combating it.

As a school we have a zero tolerance attitude towards bullying and we actively encourage all our children to tell their teachers, parents and friends, if they ever feel worried or threatened or if someone has hurt them. Please support this by emphasising to your child(ren), that it is always good to tell. We always take what they say seriously and act immediately to resolve any difficulty, doing our best to support each child and ensure that they feel safe and happy at school. Monday 12 November may be the start of National Anti-Bullying Week, but we must all remember that dealing with bullying does not start and stop with Anti-Bullying Week but continues all year round.

We’d also like to remind parents of our Greenfield Rules & Rights Charter. We believe that everyone has rights and to ensure that all children have these rights, we have clear, child-friendly rules. By following these rules, our school will be a happy and safe place. Please find time to go through these with your child. They will be familiar with them and should be able to explain them to you.

Rules Rights
The Golden Rule

Be kind and respectful to everyone and treat other people the way I like to be treated. 

To be safe, cared for and happy.
Use kind hands and feet and not bully, fight, hurt or frighten other people. To be safe and not be bullied or frightened.
Speak politely to all children and adults, always using good manners and saying please and thank you. To be spoken to politely and kindly by other children and adults.
Use kind words and not use bad or hurtful language or swear. To be spoken to with respect and feel safe.
Listen carefully to children and adults, who work with me in school, and do what I am asked. To have good lessons and safe, enjoyable playtimes.
Try my best, work hard and be organised and ready to learn at the start of every lesson. To have lessons that are well prepared with the teacher ready to help me learn.
Complete my homework and ask for help when I need support with it. To have homework that is right for me, at the right level and the right amount.
Listen to other people’s points of view and try to understand how they might be feeling. To be listened to and understand how others are feeling.
Look after myself, other people, everyone’s belongings and everything in our school. To be looked after by other people and for my belongings to be safe.
Wear my uniform smartly. To have a smart, clean, comfy uniform.
Choose healthy food, drinks and activities. To eat healthy foods, have fresh water and do healthy activities.