Our Anti-bullying Philosophy
At Oakfield we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.
Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff. We promote this through our message STOP – ‘Start Telling Other People.’
Our aim is for our pupils to become independent, effective and positive learners. We ensure that they control their own learning and make good decisions, tackling obstacles they may encounter - we do this by promoting 'learning skills' through our Learning Toolkit.
We cover a variety of skills, these are taught through assembly and during the day to day life at Oakfield. We feel that equipping our pupils with these necessary skills ensures they approach any challenge with positive learning behaviours.
Message below from 'The Song Writing Charity' - (see link to song performed by Oakfield children below)
All Bad Things Mixed Up is an original Bully Beat song written, performed and recorded in one day by a group of Oakfield Primary School children. Part of the PACS training programme, the song’s theme is anti-bullying and holds a clear message for those affected by it. Thank you to Mrs Alison Davies for having us at Oakfield and to Mrs Julie Harper who supported us on the day of the workshop. And thank you to the brave and brilliant group of songwriters who took up the challenge of writing this song in one day with Nathan and John. Excellent work guys! You should all feel very proud of your collective and individual achievement(s). Wonderful school dinners too!
We are very proud to be involved in the Essex County Council Positive Assertive Confidence Skills (PACS) pilot project. PACS is an exciting six week early intervention programme that is delivered by trainers from Essex County Council in partnership with a school's learning mentor. It is funded by the BIG Lottery Fund's Realising Ambition Programme and managed by Kidscape.