Providing a safe and happy learning environment is integral to achieving the wider objectives of school improvement: raising attainment, improving school attendance; promoting equality and diversity; and ensuring the well-being of all members of the school community. If a pupil feels safe at school, they are in a much better position to realise positive outcomes. Lawn Manor Academy is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Lawn Manor Academy. If bullying does occur, all students should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING academy. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell staff.
The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Internet / Electronic Safety
Parents may find this website useful in gaining more information about e-safety.
KOOTH – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Swindon Borough Council promote this online service, to give children and young people access to professional mental health counsellors through its online Kooth service.
The Kooth service is a key part of Swindon’s drive to improve accessibility, promote resilience and better support young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. The online service is an effective early help for emerging mental health problems and can reduce the stigma sometimes associated with seeking help for mental ill-health.
Kooth will give children and young people – from age 11 until 18 unlimited access to professional online counsellors, moderated forums, self-help materials and a mood journal, where they can record their thoughts and feelings. Young people are encouraged to identify their own goals and monitor progress with their counsellor, charting movement as progress is achieved. The Kooth site is accessible at any time, via any connected device, helping to eliminate the stigma often associated with asking for help.
The online counselling team is available on Kooth between mid-day and 10pm on week days and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends. Kooth offers moderated peer to peer support, as well as giving young people access to downloadable self-help resources, forums and discussion groups. They can also read and contribute to the Kooth online magazine.
Useful links and supporting organisations
- Anti-Bullying Alliance: anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
- Childline: childline.org.uk
- Family Lives: familylives.org.uk
- Kidscape: kidscape.org.uk
- MindEd: minded.org.uk
- NSPCC: nspcc.org.uk
- The BIG Award: bullyinginterventiongroup.co.uk/index.php
- PSHE Association: pshe-association.org.uk
- Restorative Justice Council: restorativejustice.org.uk
- The Diana Award: diana-award.org.uk
- Victim Support: victimsupport.org.uk
- Young Minds: youngminds.org.uk
- Young Carers: youngcarers.net
- The Restorative Justice Council: restorativejustice.org.uk/restorative-practice-schools
- Changing Faces: changingfaces.org.uk
- Mencap: mencap.org.uk
- Anti-Bullying Alliance Cyberbullying and children and young people with SEN and disabilities: cafamily.org.uk/media/750755/cyberbullying_and_send_-_module_final.pdf
- DfE: SEND code of practice: gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
- Childnet: childnet.com
- Internet Watch Foundation: iwf.org.uk
- Think U Know: thinkuknow.co.uk
- UK Safer Internet Centre: saferinternet.org.uk
- The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
- DfE ‘Cyberbullying: advice for headteachers and school staff’:
- DfE ‘Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying’:
Race, religion and nationality
- Anne Frank Trust: annefrank.org.uk
- Kick it Out: kickitout.org
- Report it: report-it.org.uk
- Stop Hate: stophateuk.org
- Tell Mama:tellmamauk.org
- Educate against Hate: educateagainsthate.com
- Show Racism the Red Card: srtrc.org/educational
- Barnardo’s LGBT Hub: barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/lgbtq.htm
- Metro Charity: metrocentreonline.org
- EACH: eachaction.org.uk
- Proud Trust: theproudtrust.org
- Schools Out: schools-out.org.uk
- Stonewall: stonewall.org.uk
Sexual harassment and sexual bullying
- Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW)
- Disrespect No Body: gov.uk/government/publications/disrespect-nobody-campaign-posters
- Anti-bullying Alliance: Preventing and responding to Sexual Bullying: anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/sexual-and-gender-related/preventing-and-responding-sexual
- Anti-bullying Alliance: advice for school staff and professionals about developing effective anti-bullying practice in relation to sexual bullying: anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/all-about-bullying/sexual-and-gender-related