Anti-Bullying Week – Information and Links for PARENTS and CARERS
This page gives you menu-access and links to further pages of advice and support if you are worried about your child and anything you find suspicious or malicious online.
These guides (also produced by CEOP and the ThinkuKnow service) are invaluable if you are unsure of how to use protection settings on some of the apps your child may have access to or may be actively using. We recommend running through why security and safety within these applications is so vital with your child.
How to guides include:
If you are concerned about any act of bullying or unsafe content you can report this straight to social media sites. This page links you to the ‘How to Report’ for many of the major sites used today. It also includes links to Vine and Minecraft reporting abuse policies.
Childnet are another useful agency to find help and advice with. There are plenty of free downloadable factsheets and advice on keeping under 5’s safe when using tech and other information on social networking sites. Advice and templates for Family Agreements for the use of technology at home can also be found here.
There are lots of different types of bullying. Race and faith bullying and HBT bullying tends to be more prevalent in secondary schools when children are mixing in much older age-groups but we all need to be aware of what forms bullying might take and how, as a community, we can put a stop to bullying of all kinds.
Monday 13th November was our whole school kick-off for national Anti-Bullying Week. We started the day with a great assembly, hosted by Mrs Wilden and Mrs Toone. We were encouraged to focus on our similarities to one another and then, our differences; this year’s ABW tagline being –
‘All Different, All Equal’
We will continue to focus on the meaning of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week tagline throughout the week within our daily work and have some reflection time at the end of each day to wrap up our thoughts and learning.
A sunny Friday afternoon as the girls football team arrived to play Bedenham girls. As usual, the game started at pace with Gomer pushing forward at every opportunity – determined to score. With the heat making the games only twelve minutes each way, the time soon raced by. Just before the half term whistle a goal from Tanisha gave the girls the edge and a great mindset going into the break.
Water and orange segments gave the girls a much needed refresh and they were eager to get started again.
The second half started with the girls pushing on inspired by the first half goal and with Gomer having a majority of the chances it wasn’t long before more goals came, one from Issabelle,one from Katie and 2 more from Tanisha giving her a second hat-trick in two games – earning her the match ball. The girls showed good teammanship and congratulated the Bedenham girls on their efforts.
Well done girls – Gomer is super proud of you.
On Tuesday 23rd May Gomer girls played their third match away to Grange. They looked a formidable side as we approached and warmed up.
The game started at pace and pretty even with the girls getting to grips with their opponents and ending the first half with a goal from Tanisha.
The second half started at pace with Gomer inspired by their lead and pushing forward. A second goal from Tanisha pleased the girls and pushed them on. Some strong battles on the pitch developed with a couple of injuries but they were quickly back on their feet and pushing for the final whistle. A third goal by Tanisha sealed the game and with the final score at 3-0 Gomer girls made it three from three.
Well done girls. Both coaches are very proud of the sportsmanship you show in all your games so far. Keep up the hard work.
On Thursday 18th May Gomer girls football team played an away match against Siskin, it was a wet afternoon but spirits were high for their second outing in the season.
The game started at a good pace with attempts at both ends but a majority of the possession had by Gomer, with only ten minutes of play each way the first half was spent getting to grips of the play of Siskin.
The second half started at a quicker pace with an early goal from Rosie , closely followed by a goal from the other end giving Siskin a boost.
Shortly after a goal from Tanisha put the girls back on a high, from this it was a one way game after that with a third goal and an amazing angled strike giving Tanisha Gray a second goal and a third for Gomer and ending the game with a 3-1 win
Well done Gomer girls