Anti-Bullying Ambassadors



Definition of Bullying

“The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power”.

Bullying can happen anywhere to anyone.


Who we are?

The Anti-bullying Ambassadors are a team of students from across the year groups that help to combat bullying within the Blandford School.


How to contact us?

There are 3 main ways to contact us:-

  1. Use our email address
  2. Bully Boxes
    In the library
    In Block 5 by Reprographics
    Outside Ken’s Office in Block 4
  3. Via the website by clicking on the ABA button and emailing us that way.

You can also speak to us face to face as break time or lunch time.


What are the different types of bullying?

Verbal Bullying

This is when the bully tries to make someone feel bad about themselves by using mean words.  This can take the form of name calling, teasing, insults, put downs or when a bully uses phrases such as “you have no friends” or “no-one likes you”.


Verbal bullying is not a one-off situation or just friendly banter between friends, what makes it bullying is it happens regularly and is persistent.


Physical Bullying

This is the easiest to spot as it takes place as face to face confrontation.   It can take the form of hitting, deliberately hurting someone, shoving, kicking, grabbing someone round the neck.  Any form of physical contact that is not wanted by the victim can be classed as physical bullying if it happens regularly.


Emotional Bullying (Covert or Hidden Bullying)

This sort of bullying is often harder to recognise and can be carried out behind the bullied person’s back.  It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation. Covert bullying includes:

  • lying and spreading rumours
  • negative facial or physical gestures, menacing or contemptuous looks
  • playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate
  • mimicking unkindly
  • encouraging others to socially exclude someone
  • damaging someone’s social reputation or social acceptance.


Cyberbullying is either overt or covert bullying using digital technologies, including hardware such as computers and smartphones and software such as social media, instant messaging, texts, websites and apps.  (facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, BBM)

Cyberbullying can happen at any time. It can be in public or in private and sometimes only known to the target and the person bullying. It includes:

  • Abusive or hurtful texts emails or posts, images or videos
  • Deliberately excluding others online
  • Nasty gossip or rumours
  • Imitating others online or using their log-in.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson