One of the main reasons children feel frightened to go to school is bullying. Through the safeguarding agenda we have a duty to ensure that no child is afraid to go to school because of bullies. Below are a range of resources to help support you in delivering these lessons in school.
- Update your anti-bullying policy using anti-bullying policy template (word)
- Bullying – a charter for action (pdf) useful when reviewing and updating your current anti-bullying policy.
Staff questionnaire (word)– assess staffs’ confidence in delivering anti-bullying lessons and allows schools to identify gaps in training.
Parent questionnaire (word)– allows schools to get feedback from parents about the anti-bullying strategies the school has implemented. It is a great starting point when reviewing an anti-bullying policy
The audit tool allows schools to audit their current provision for anti-bullying and friendship education. This tool allows schools to identify areas of strength and areas for development in their current provision.
- Bullying and Ofsted (word) – what Ofsted will looking for in relation to anti-bullying evidence when judging schools. It outlines what evidence schools can provide as well as grade descriptors
General bullying resources
- Anti-bullying Alliance website - resources from coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn
- Anti-bullying week website – resources and lesson plans
- Bullying UK website - wide range of resources to support schools
- Kiscape website - range of free anti-bullying classroom resources
- Reach website - resources for each working with young people aged 13 to 21 to create resources for both schools and youth settings to challenge homophobic, sexist and cyberbullying
- Diversity role models website offers workshop and teacher training on homophobic bullying.
NUT – stereotypes stop you doing stuff booklet (pdf)
Overview of how the different schools looked at the impact of gender stereotypes on young people and considered how they could begin to unsettle some of the established assumptions about what girls and boys might like or do.
Show racism the red card website - a range of resources and materials to help tackle racism in schools.
Saying no poster (word)– Use the saying no poster as a prompt with children to develop assertiveness.
Worry box - a safeguarding technique which will help children share their worries with someone who can help. Contact Claire Meade firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of this resource.
In November 2017 the theme for anti-bullying week will be the ‘All Different, All Equal.’
Anti-bullying week aims to empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique, help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying.
Anti-bullying week also aims to enable teachers, school support staff and youth workers to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ – by celebrating difference and equality and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.
Below are lesson plans, assembly ideas and cross curricular ideas to help you implement anti-bullying week:
- Early years resources
- KS1 resources
- KS2 resources
- KS3 and KS4 resources
- General primary school resources
- 50 ideas for Anti-bullying Week
- Anti-bullying week poster
For more information on anti-bullying week 2017 visit the Anti-bullying Alliance website
If you require any advice or support with bullying in schools, contact Claire Meade via email email@example.com.