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.
- Child friendly anti bullying policy (pdf): A useful child friendly anti-bullying policy which was developed by Blair Peach Primary School.
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.
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is ‘Choose Respect’. Anti-Bullying Week runs from 12-16 November 2018. The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
- The definition of respect
- That bullying is a behaviour choice
- That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
- That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance, with the continued support of SafeToNet, will be developing a set of free cross-curricular teaching resources to support both primary and secondary schools to embrace the theme of respect.
For support delivering lessons for Anti-Bullying Week in your school, book a place on Anti-Bullying Week - resources and ideas. (Ealing CPD online)
For more information on anti-bullying week 2018 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.