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29.06.23 – Anti-Bullying Award for Holden Lane Primary, Staffordshire Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

Written by on 28 June 2023

The Anti-Bullying Quality Mark is a national scheme which endorses how good schools are at preventing bullying. It challenges them to establish effective, sustainable anti-bullying policies and strategies.

Holden Lane Primary School is the first school in England to achieve the ABQM-UK Gold Award because staff, students, families and Governors demonstrated that anti-bullying has had a significant impact on the community.

The pupils and staff have worked really hard to build a safe and supportive environment for expressing their feelings and managing their behaviour. This means that pupils are far less likely to get involved in bullying behaviour.

Head teacher Clare Thomas said: “We would like to congratulate Sharon Reece for her resilience and dedication to securing this really impressive achievement for the Holden Lane community, as well as her colleagues, governors, pupils and parents/carers for their commitment to anti-bullying. We hope that the Gold Award recognises their efforts and inspires them to continue to strengthen their anti-bullying policy and practice for the benefit of the local community”.


The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Graduation ceremony, now in its eighth year, recognises the achievements of the county’s apprentices.

More than 70 apprentices from across the county have attended a special ceremony this week to celebrate the completion of their apprenticeships.

Joining the students were employers, training providers and their families, as they took to the stage to receive their awards.

Apprenticeships at this year’s event included engineering, business administration, hairdressing, teaching, and health & social care.