This year’s Anti-Bullying week runs from 16th-20th November. It’s a great opportunity to ensure you have everything in place to address bullying in line with Ofsted and the new RSHE guidance – so follow our 3 simple steps below and you’re ready to go.
STEP 1 – ASSESS YOUR POLICY & PRACTICE: To identify gaps, you will need to know whether pupils feel safe, if there are any barriers to reporting, how effective procedures are and if wider policies are up-to-date and joined up.
STEP 2 – REVIEW YOUR CURRICULUM: Your policies should be supported by a broad, holistic andprogressive curriculum. So we’ve collated age-appropriate resources by us, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and other leading organisations for you to use across subjects, in assemblies and circle time.
STEP 3 – COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS & CARERS: Do they know what to do if they have a concern? Visit parentsafe.lgfl.net for great ideas to raise awareness around bullying and healthy online relationships.
Happy planning – Remember this is NOT just about Anti-Bullying Week…
The new RSHE curriculum advocates pupils are taught about respectful behaviour, the effects of online actions, and how to respond/seek help
Ofsted will evaluate the extent to which “leaders, teachers and learners create an environment where bullying, peer-on-peer abuse or discrimination are not tolerated… staff deal with issues quickly and effectively.”
If you need further support, LGfL’s DigiSafe team are running online training FREE for all schools: