At English Martyrs' we take reports of bullying very seriously. Bullying goes against everything we stand for and we have clear structures in place to deal with bullying. Our bullying policy is available to all parents and a student version is available to all members of our community. Students receive excellent anti-bullying education throughout their school life and our outstanding pastoral system supports this. Students are encouraged to report all instances of bullying to any member of staff and the matter will be dealt with immediately.
The school gained the Anti-bullying in the CommunityAward. This is linked with the National Healthy Schools Award, which we already have, and identifies English Martyrs’ as a place where our students feel happy and safe. We were commended on the positive Catholic ethos that underpins the learning and behaviour of our students and on the strong support structures and relationships that exist in the school. The caring attitude of all staff and governors was identified as a major factor in contributing to a real culture of respect. The award was presented to the school by John Whitby and Rob Osborn. Dave Gauder, one Britain’s record-breaking strong men, together with Scott Clarke from Leicester Tigers and representatives from Leicester Riders were all present and spoke to students in Year 7.