July 2017: Our second cohort of schools pass!
Bristol Gateway School
They have been working tremendously hard to achieve not only the Bristol Ideal award, but also the Mayors award for Excellence. This shows their commitment to ongoing support for their Young People, particularly as a secondary school for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Education, Health and Care Plan’s.
Fonthill Primary School
They have worked extremely hard and Fonthill have been particularly focussed on working more with parents and encouraging them to be involved in workshops at that school, especially around E-Safety and relationship and sex education.
Cotham School: Cotham have worked really hard to embed healthy relationships work in their setting.
Bristol Free School
Bristol Free School have all been working exceptionally hard and their attitude and commitment to this award have been inspiring.
St. Matthias Park Pupil referral unit
The work here has been outstanding. The commitment to ongoing support for their pupils is obvious, with a dedication to teaching high quality PSHE, supporting whole heartily all of their young people to learn and grow.
July 2016: Our first schools pass!
The first three schools to pass, in July 2016, are Redland Green School, Shirehampton Primary and Chester Park Junior. They have taken a whole-school approach to tackling abuse including teaching about healthy relationships, ensuring pupils know where to go for help and having a named champion within the school.
“We are delighted to be one of the first schools to achieve the Bristol Ideal award. We feel it is our responsibility to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to tackle the tricky issues they face today whether that be sexism, sexual harassment or abusive relationships. Ultimately, we hope that this will lead to a culture shift where any form of domestic violence and abuse is unacceptable. Embedding a full Relationships and Sex Education curriculum has been key to that work as well as ensuring our staff are well trained in spotting signs of abuse.” – Sarah Baker, Headteacher at Redland Green School