United Against Bullying

Re: United Against Bullying programme

At Southwark, we are pleased to announce that we are taking part in the United Against Bullying anti-bullying programme provided by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA). ABA is part of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and works to reduce bullying in schools.

In order to make sure that we are doing all we can to prevent and reduce bullying and to improve pupil wellbeing, we want to find out the levels of bullying in our school and to find out how our pupils feel about school. For this reason, during the Autumn term, we are inviting all pupils from year 3 upwards, to complete an anonymous survey. We will then ask pupils to complete the questionnaire again in the Summer Term to see if the changes made have had an impact.

In the letter attached is important information since it will explain about the survey and how the information gathered will be used.

We are asking for your permission for your child to be invited to complete the pupil questionnaire.

If you are NOT happy for your child to be invited to complete the questionnaire then please let us know by Friday 14th October.

If you give consent for your child by not opting out, completing the survey is still up to them. Please be reassured that you or your child choosing not to take part in the survey will not disadvantage you or your child in any way.

Please find more information, Data Protection Privacy Notice and the questions the children will be asked.

Thank you for your on-going support.