Barmston Village Primary School

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Mrs F Cowan - Anti-bullying Lead

Mrs F Cowan

Anti-bullying Lead

Barmston Village Primary School



What is our Anti-bullying team up to?

We have been successful in achieving the  Platinum Award and have formed an Anti-bullying Partnership team which consists of:-

2 parent\carer governors

4 pupils in school

Anti-bullying lead (Deputy Head)

We have worked closely with our local cluster primary schools (Usworth Colliery and Wessington Primary Schools) to deliver training and workshops on a number of issues around bullying. 

Celebrating Difference Award:

We have recently been awarded a celebrating diversity award for the work we have produced in school around celebrating difference. Some school parliament members attended the council chambers to deliver a presentation on our work carried out in school.

We have displayed some examples of our work in school. At Barmston Village Primary School, we feel it is important for our community to celebrate difference, and for all of our children to know that "It's good to be me!"

WE Schools:

Recently we have had a visit from WE Schools, which is a unique, four-step active citizenship programme that inspires young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion, and empowers them with the skills and tools to take local and global actions. 

Rights Respecting Schools Awards:

We have just been awarded our recognition of contribution (ROC) and are currently working towards level 1. 


Marion Stone (our parent governor) visited key stage 2 and talked about how behavior was managed when she was at school and how bullying was tackled. The children debated and questioned differences and similarities between generations. 




Pupil Surveys: 

Children in school have taken part in a survey around social times in school. As a result of the gathered data, the running and set up of these times has been further adapted to meet the requests of the children. 

Time 2 Debate:

Over the course of the school week, children lead 3 Time 2 Debate sessions. They lead the topics for which they would like to discuss and the Anti-bullying Lead facilitates the sessions. Topics have ranged from online safety, lunchtimes in school and the rights of each child. 


We have a team of School Buddies, who work lunchtimes and playtimes in school. They applied for their roles and were interviewed; those that were successful were given a uniform and lanyard so they could be seen and recognised on the school yard. Some of the team are part of the ABPT, who have delivered workshops and assemblies in our school and across the cluster. 


To view our Pupil Anti-bullying Policy, please see the document below:

Please see the document below for some useful contact numbers: