Restorative Justice Champions
Restorative Justice Champions!
"Be A Buddy Not a Bully!"
Our Anti-Bullying Mission at St Michael's
Our school is a place where everyone feels safe and accepted and has a sense of belonging. All staff, children and the local community will work in collaboration to prevent all forms of bullying. At St Michael's we “value the uniqueness of every person in our Catholic Christian Community, realising that every one of us is created in God’s likeness.”
We will not tolerate bullying of any kind by adult or children. We believe that:
- Our Christian faith teaches us that each person is made in the image of God and therefore bullying is unacceptable.
- Pupils develop best in a secure and safe environment.
Work together to help those children who experience bullying at school.
At St Michael's the children also agreed that our mission would include the following:
We stand up for each other
Everyone is treated fairly and equally
Be more inclusive not exclusive
Be kind and help others
Be mature and respect others
Be a good listener
To build good relationships with others around the school
Roles and Responsibilities
Our Restorative Justice champions will take their role very seriously and ensure that they:
Help spread the ethos of anti-bullying across the school and in the community.
Make sure they are aware of what bullying is and how we can tackle any issues of bullying in a fair way.
- Ensure that all children understand what ‘bullying’ is
- Ensuring that pupils know what to do if they are being bullied or know someone else who is e.g. go to teacher, Restorative Justice Champion.
- Setting up Peer Mentoring, Restorative Justice ambassadors or similar schemes
- Ensure that Anti bullying week (or friendship week) is celebrated, that pupils are involved in planning activities
- Promoting positive friendships and healthy relationships
- Giving students a voice on bullying and prejudice issues e.g. via school council and Anti Bullying meetings
- Bullying on social media – originating from outside the school – and how to respond to this
Meet our Restorative Justice Champions!
St. James the Lesser St. Simon
Gabriella Oliver and Adesuwa
St. Philip St. Mathew
Feykemi and Jerome Gabriel and Aria
St. Thomas St. John
Reggie and Alina Jack
St. James the Greater St. Matthias
Margaret and Ranveer Zara, F.
St. Bartholomew St. Augustine
St. Paul St. Peter
Maja Ire Orlaith Amarachi
Anti-Bullying Week Assemblies 15-16th November 2023
Anti-Bullying Week 2023
The theme of Make A Noise About Bullying came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.
As last year, children will focus on the activities engage in to encourage consideration of what bullying means to them, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. They will also be developing a media, social media and community based campaign to help bring Anti-Bullying Week to life whether you're at home, work or in school.
Each class, with their Anti Bullying Champions, reports any issues that may concern their well-being. Children are encouraged to use the Worry Boxes to post their concerns on a daily basis. These are checked by the class teachers who respond with urgency.
Odd Socks Day 2023
Odd Socks Day Monday 13th November 2023
On this day, children can wear odd socks to celebrate difference.
Introductory Assemblies 17-19th October 2023
This was the Introductory Assembly where the Restorative Justice Champions exposed themselves to the rest of the school. They also reminded the children about their role and how the campaign to tackle bullying in and outside school involves everyone. They brought awareness to the children about the future plans and intentions for Anti- Bullying week - 13th to 17th November 2023.