Stockport Academy has a zero tolerance to bullying. Our Peer Mentors together with the Student Council played a major role in us achieving the BIG Anti-Bullying Award. Our Student Council and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have received the Diana Award and BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) over several years for their work in combating bullying.
Stockport Academy against bullying
The entire school ethos is based around an anti-bullying culture, which is evident throughout each year group. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in Year 10 headline this approach and are responsible for organising a range of events to not only raise awareness of the effects of bullying but also offer support to those who feel they need it.
Both Anti-Bullying Week and Anti-Homophobia Week are celebrated widely across the school and in recent years our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have organised everything from colour runs to rodeo bull competitions to engage fellow students on the issue.
Additionally, Stockport Academy has been recognised nationally by the Diana Awards for its anti-bullying stance, with the charity naming us one of its anti-bullying showcase schools that has enabled us to share best practice with other schools across the country. Additionally, we have been the focus of a promotional anti-bullying video produced by the Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Ambassdor programme and have received high praise in the Gay Times for a film created by our own drama students. Both of these videos can be viewed below.
Stockport Academy is proud to be working with BIG Anti-Bullying. You can read their latest newsletter here.
Click here to read more on DfE guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying.