Formby High School has recently been awarded Silver School Status as part of the National Children’s Bureau Anti-Bullying Alliance’s ‘All Together’ programme. FHS signed up to the programme earlier this academic year which involved completing a full audit of current anti-bullying practice and creating an action plan to further develop and enhance this practice. Students were fully involved and engaged in the process, completing a well-being questionnaire which formed a basis for monitoring and assessment of progress. The All Together programme also enabled the school to access useful tips and tools from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
As a result of the programme, the school has raised awareness of the link between bullying and mental health, provided professional development for the Pastoral Team and introduced peer to peer support through the development of a team of Year 9 and 10 students who lead on wellbeing, our ‘RESPECT Champions’.
The Deputy Headteacher for Pastoral Care and Welfare commented, “The Formby High School Pastoral Team thoroughly deserves this recognition. They continually strive to support the mental health and wellbeing of all our students and do so with such patience and compassion. It is lovely to now receive national recognition for all that we do to support our fabulous students.”