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Hertfordshire Anti Bullying Initiative Accreditation Award has awarded GOFFS ACADEMY

The award has been given to Goffs in recognition of achieving high quality anti – bullying practice against rigorous standards in the following areas;

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Staff training and development
  • Curriculum content and delivery
  • Pupil engagement
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Quality review cycle

At Goffs Academy we are fully committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a relaxed, secure and safe atmosphere.  Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Goffs.  If bullying does occur, all students are able to report it in the knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.  We are a telling school.  This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening to themselves or anyone else is expected to tell the staff or use one of the other channels provided.  There is zero tolerance of bullying at Goffs and any cases reported are dealt with quickly and effectively.

“Hertfordshire’s Anti-bullying Accreditation sets a high standard.  Schools that achieve this award have recognised the importance of pupil engagement, parent confidence and systems that are effectively monitored and reviewed by senior leaders.  I am delighted that Goffs has joined the growing community of schools that have achieved this status.”

Quote from Karin Hutchinson, Hertfordshire Lead Teaching & Learning Adviser

This is an amazing achievement for Goffs Academy and is recognition of the hard work and commitment that staff and students give on a daily basis.

Goffs Academy is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of its students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable. If bullying does occur, all students should be able to report it in the knowledge that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. This is a telling school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening to themselves or anyone else, is expected to tell the staff or use one of the other channels provided. There is zero tolerance of bullying in the school and any cases reported are dealt with effectively.

What does the school offer?

Directors of Learning are the gatekeepers to help within the school and have access to a range of strategies that can be used

Students can approach any member of staff

An on-site school counsellor is available

The school organises activities, competitions and assemblies during our annual anti-bullying week to raise awareness

What Is Bullying?

Bullying involves any repeated action on the part of one or more persons that victims find extremely hurtful. It should be noted that the above definition would, therefore, exclude one off events and could in some cases, perhaps, involve the so-called ‘bully’ or ‘bullies’ not realising the significance of their action.

Bullying is not...

  • A one of fail out with friends
  • Comments made by several different individuals once

How else can you report bullying?

  • Speak to an adult, Parent / carer
  • Speak to a member of staff, Learning Manager/Class Teacher
  • Speak to your DoL or Charmaine
  • Speak to  Prefects
  • Report via the website online ANONYMOUSLY
  • Please help yourself and others report bullying

Anti Bullying Advocates (ABA’s)are other students that act as an ‘Advocate’ and speak on behalf of younger pupils who may have concerns regarding their friendships or bullying .

They deal with issues of concern for all students by offering help, support or advice and then report back to the Advocate leader: Charmaine, Youth worker or to their Director of Learning

Advocates have been trained in confidentiality.

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