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 this anti-bullying policy template (word)
- Bullying – a charter for action (pdf) useful when reviewing and updating your current anti-bullying policy.
Anti bullying week (ABW) 2016 resources and Ideas
Below you will find a range of resources to help implement ABW 2016 in your school.
There are resources for pupils, staff and parents, as well as tools to help you monitor and evaluate ABW.
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.
- Ealing scheme of work mapping – allows schools to see what anti bullying lessons are covered as part of the Ealing SOW for each year group and allows schools to ensure the correct content is being taught
- 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 13-21 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 2016 the theme for anti-bullying week will be the Power for Good.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to support, develop and celebrate pupil contributions to anti-bullying work and support positive relationships. The Anti-Bullying Alliance has developed a range of lesson plans, assemblies and top tips to help teachers teach about this year’s theme. Please visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance website to access these free resources.
If you require any advice or support with RSE in schools, contact Claire Meade via email email@example.com.