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.
Top Tip – Start your next staff briefing with our 5 minute cpd Spotlight on Bullying video with stimulus/discussion questions to help:
STEP 2 – REVIEW YOUR CURRICULUM: Your policies should be supported by a broad, holistic and progressive 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.
Top Tip – Assess pupil understanding with our RSHE Online Safety Quiz:
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.
Top Tip – Why not run a parent session and show the new Bedtime Stories Chapter Two videos?
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:
- Online Safety Goes Whole school: To RSHE & Beyond – guidance on resources and time to map these to your existing curriculum
- Online Safety Training featuring CEOP THINKUKNOW – to update staff on the latest risks, help develop a whole school approach and empower you to deliver effective parent sessions
- Find out more at safetraining.lgfl.net
“Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied” – Barack Obama