St. Mary's Catholic Academy has signed up to the #BlackpoolBeatingBullying campaign. This campaign was setup by young people, for young people, with the overall aim of reducing bullying that unfortunately may sometimes occur in Blackpool schools.
This page highlights the schools response in line with the #BlackpoolBeatingBullying campaign.
It outlines the following:
Look at the values that form the St. Mary’s Way.
Which values do you think are important to ensure bullying does not take place?
Why are these values important?
Behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally
The Academy has adopted, in collaboration with the student council, the acronym, S.T.O.P: Several Times On Purpose To help all members of the community remember our definition for bullying.
Bullying can be:
The Resilience Revolution is a whole town approach to addressing the mental health needs of children and young people in Blackpool. We are doing this by building a social movement; one that supports individuals to overcome challenges and develop their resilience (by taking steps or actions that we call 'Resilient Moves'), and through tackling structural inequalities that impact on people's lives (taking action alongside the community to level out the playing field).
We call this;
"Beating the odds whilst also changing the odds"
You should find a member of staff in the school to help you.
The main school office is always staffed. So make sure you go there if you cannot find any members of staff.
Duty staff are positioned around the Academy before, during and after school.
You have regular daily contact with your Form Tutor during registration time.
You can email your Form Tutor or Head of Year.
Your Pastoral Managers do not teach, so they may be more available than teaching members of staff.
All of the above topics are delivered in an age appropriate way firstly at Key Stage 3 and then re taught in an age appropriate way at Key Stage 4.