More ways to report bullying concerns
At Arnold Hill we are always looking at ways to improve, being an All Together Gold School for 2018 doesn’t mean that our work to improve stops.
We are launching an email address for pupils and parents to directly report concerns or issues where they feel they/their child is being bullied or to report concerns about another student. This goes directly to Miss Garrad who leads on anti-bullying and this will then be shared with the pastoral team who will contact you and investigate the concerns.
Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face to face or through cyberspace.
All Together Gold School award
We are delighted to announce that Arnold Hill Academy has become an ‘All Together Gold School for 2018 for our work on anti-bullying.
This means that we have taken part in an England wide programme and have been recognised for our work to reduce bullying and improve the well-being of our pupils. Being awarded gold doesn’t mean that bullying never takes place, but that as an Academy we have taken steps to improve how we address issues of bullying and how we support our pupils.
City Arts’ Express Yourself
These fun, free, creative courses have been specifically designed for 13-17 years olds with experience of mental and emotional health issues. For over 10 years, Express Yourself has been helping young people to learn new skills and feel good about themselves.
You can find out more by following the links below, or why not go along to the taster session at Arnold library on Wednesday 24th October from 5.30pm.
Express Yourself Flyer
Express Yourself Application Form
Kooth - online counselling and well-being platform
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recently had an assembly about Kooth and the services it offers - online counselling, safe forums and information about issues affecting young people.
If you would like to find out more about the services on offer from Kooth, please visit https://vimeo.com/180771766
Read for Good
Our year 7 pupils have made a fabulous start to their ‘Read for Good Sponsored Read’. The Readathon was launched by a group of our amazing year 8 pupils during assembly and will run for the next two weeks.
Pupils can choose whatever they want to read - from comics to classics and audio books to blogs - they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun. They are motivated to read because the money they raise in sponsorship helps to provide a regular supply of brand new books and a resident storyteller to every major children’s hospital in the UK.
Pupils can enter the Teacher’s Favourite Book competition where they have to list as many teacher’s favourite books as possible, and we are also running a cake competition on Friday 19th October where pupils can make a cake on a book related theme.
More information about this fabulous cause can be found at www.readforgood.org and parents, carers and friends are able to donate online here.
Thank you for your support – helping your child to keep reading, raising and being amazing!!
Inclusive cross country
On Wednesday, 15 of our keen runners took part in the cross country relay event at Colwick Park. It was a great event and they all did themselves, and the school, proud with their efforts around the picturesque course. One of our teams, which included Sophie Ross, Chloe Ross, Lucy Ross and Keira Sharp, finished with the silver medal in their event – a great family effort. The other teams included Matthew Coleman, Oliver Wilkes, Max Turton, Joshua Coleman, Mark Eley, Madison Litchfield, Alishba Ahmed, Georgia Mason-McNeil and Naima Darby. We would also like to say a massive 'Thank You' to our Year 12 BTEC Sport and Exercise students who supported the event by either marshalling or running with our teams, and keeping them motivated around the mile long course.