Staff and students take bullying very seriously at Tuxford. Three student support groups, made up of students from a number of different years, volunteer their time to help the academy in its efforts to tackle potential sources of bullying and deal with any occurrences that may arise.
 
These groups are Smile, Digital Leaders and Tuxford Pride.
 
Each group works closely with staff and other students, meet regularly, providing support and advice, producing promotional materials and contributing to the academy's assembly programme.
 
Find out more about each group below:

Digital Leaders

The work of the Digital Leaders group is tied in with training from the UK's national Childnet programme, which enables students enrolled on the scheme to be trained in recognising and helping to deal with the dangers of cyberbullying and misuse of modern technologies.
 
The work of this group was recently recognised at national level by Childnet, with a number of students invited to London to take part in a national conference of Digital Leaders from UK schools. Our students met with representative staff from Childnet, Facebook, and Barnardo's, as well as MP and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. They were praised for their confidence and knowledge of this area, and for effectively representing over 4000 Digitial Leaders in UK schools.
 

Read more about the Childnet digital leaders programme

The poem below was written by Mia Bainbridge, now in Year 11

Bullying

Bullying is sad
Bullying is bad
It isn’t good
It makes people mad

It is nasty
It is pain
Anything bullies say
Is always in vain

It is mean
It is jealousy
Anything you say
Can have consequences

Bullying is sad
Bullying is bad

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