Students frequently tell us, and visitors to Broadoak, that they feel safe at College and that incidents of bullying are rare.
When thinking about bullying, we use the acronym STOP (Several Times On Purpose) to help us think about whether behaviour is classed as bullying or is perhaps simply an argument between friends, for example, which children need help to resolve.
Following consultation with students last year, we have launched a staff group of Anti Bullying Champions whose role is to provide a listening ear for students who may be worried about themselves or a friend. Staff from across the College including teachers, student support staff and members of the office, have volunteered to be a part of this group, which was launched with KS3 students in assemblies in the first week of October. A display of the staff involved can be found in the Centre of Excellence at the top of the A Wing with details of where they can be found.
Of course, if you are ever worried about your child, you can always speak to their tutor or Year Leader.