Melrose Education joins the Anti-Bullying Alliance

Melrose Education has joined the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The ABA are a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. They are the organisation behind the UK’s annual ‘Anti-Bullying Week’, and offer support and guidance, training opportunities and anti-bullying programmes for their member organisations to support the eradication of bullying in any form.

All schools in the Melrose Education group will be taking part in the ‘United Against Bullying’ (UAB) Programme. UAB is the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s whole-school anti-bullying programme. It supports schools to reduce bullying and improve the wellbeing of all children, focusing on those most at risk, including children and young people with SEND, children and young people who experience racist and faith-targeted bullying, sexual bullying, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, looked-after children, young carers and those in receipt of free school meals.

The programme includes a 360° audit and action planning tool, an online pupil questionnaire to ascertain levels of bullying and wellbeing in the school, specialist tailored resources to support schools to implement their action plan, including case studies, CPD online and face to face training and invitations to other special events, as well as access to an interactive anti-bullying Parent Information Tool.

The overall aim of the programme is to establish ‘United Against Bullying Schools’. These are schools that have evidenced their work to reduce bullying and improve the wellbeing of all pupils.

Tracey Storey, Executive Chair and CEO said, “We have robust policies in place to deal with bullying at our schools, but we are delighted to join the Anti-Bullying Alliance to further embed these practices. Bullying in any form is unacceptable and the ABA’s United Against Bullying Programme, will help us further support and protect our learners, many of whom fall into the categories of most at risk.”