Anti Bullying Alliance School Staff Award Winner – Miss Durrant!
We are so pleased to today announce that our Year 5 and 6 Learning Mentor, Miss Durrant, has been awarded the National Anti Bullying School Staff Award for 2018 from the Anti Bullying Alliance Organisation.
The Anti Bullying Alliance celebrate teachers and school staff that take action against bullying and for the past four years Miss Durrant has led this campaign in our school to prevent and respond to bullying and to raise awareness at EVS.
Two of our Year 6 pupils, Abigail D and Jessica P, nominated Miss Durrant with the following letter to the panel:
“We would like to nominate Miss Durrant because she always helps those children who need extra care. She spends all her time listening to children’s worries and problems and does her best to guide and support them.
Miss Durrant makes everyone of us feel very special and important, she does not dismiss anyone’s worry and gives all her attention and lots of time to investigate and follow up. Miss Durrant leads the school council and shares the minutes of the meeting with all the teachers and actions or makes sure that the important points of the meeting are talked about with the teachers.
She trains the Junior Road Safety Officers and every week she supervises the officers whilst they carry out their duties.
During lunch times Miss Durrant is available to solve problems and address misunderstandings.
She also organises our 100% attendance celebrations which are held at the end of each academic year, children really enjoy it.
All the children who enter our school now know the difference between being bullied and friends falling out.
The number of children using the word “bully” is less now because we know what the word BULLY really means.
Most importantly, Miss Durrant has led the Anti-Bullying week for the last few years, very successfully.
We are all very pleased that this year we have achieved All Together Gold Status for our work on Anti Bullying during 2017/18.
We want to show how much Miss Durrant means to us by nominating her for this award.
She will be very surprised to find out that she has been nominated for t his award, because she doesn’t think that anyone notices all that she does for all of us”
As a result of this award Miss Durrant, along with Mrs Mathison, Abigail and Jessica, will travel to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 14th November to meet children’s TV Presenter Andy Day along with the MP responsible for bullying, Nick Gibb, to receive her award.
We are sure they will have a fantastic and memorable day – please look on our website over the coming days for more photos.
On behalf of everyone at EVS we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Miss Durrant on this award, it is so very well deserved.