‘Odd Socks Day’, on Monday 16th November, is a part of national Anti-Bullying Week, with the theme this year being, ‘United Against Bullying’. At All Saints’, we believe in a positive and celebratory approach to learning about friendships, differences and community. Bullying in all its forms will be included and discussed at age appropriate levels across all year groups. The children will be thinking about a range of topics around the theme of ‘community, differences and similarities’ from discussions in Nursery around what makes us special and unique, to Year 6 discussing what ‘normal’ means and how being different can affect a person’s life. We strongly encourage and nurture empathy, respect and compassion throughout each topic covered. Throughout the week, the children will learn that bullying occurs when it is Several Times On Purpose and can be both direct and indirect. All children will be reassured that bullying is not welcome or tolerated at our school and that there are many people they can turn to for help if needed.