Pastoral Focus Groups

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are pupils who have been trained by The Diana Award in promoting a positive culture of acceptance and tackling bullying behaviour. There are over fifty trained ambassadors in the school, who meet every half-term to promote their anti-bullying messages.

Every Barney pupil has the right to be happy and to be themselves. Bullying is ‘repeated negative behaviour that is intended to make others feel upset, uncomfortable or unsafe’. We take any incidents of bullying very seriously. If a pupil feels they are being bullied or know someone who is being bullied, they are strongly encouraged to tell a teacher, speak to one of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors or use the desktop “Report Bullying” icon found on all school computers.

Diversity Focus Group

  • The Diversity Focus Group meets every week to discuss how to promote diversity at Barney. The group aims to promote the following key messages across the school:
  • To celebrate individuality and diversity within the Barney community
  • To ensure the Barney community is inclusive of race, religion, sexuality, gender, age and interests
  • To stand up for what is right for every individual and to challenge people who are unaccepting of others
  • To take action to eliminate discrimination of any type
  • To ensure every Barney pupil contributes positively to our Community and society in general

Online Safety Group

This group meets once every half-term to provide a forum for pupils to discuss any concerns regarding online safety on the school network.

Online safety is addressed through ICT and PSHCEE lessons.