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Anti Bullying Work




This assembly explores some of differences that exist within the LGBT community. It draws on what we know of young trans people's experiences in schools in the UK today, as shown in the 2017 School Report, and seeks to empower schools to tackle this type of bullying head on. It also aims to dispel common myths and misconceptions.


Creating a Whole School Approach to Anti-Bullying

A Process Guide for Staff to Implement in School - a whole school approach is where every person who is part of a school, irrespective of their position, is not only aware of the school's approach to tackling bullying, but participates in its deliver. All attempts to adopt a whole school approach would require participation and involvement from every member of the school community; everybody has a role to play. CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD THE GUIDANCE

Work has been initiated within the county to improve the provision for responding to bullying within our educational settings. By utilising the data from the Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey, individual schools have used this information to inform the construction of an effective anti-bullying policy, working alongside the safeguarding measures in place within the school.

Some schools have been involved with the Healthy Schools Plus work and have chosen to tackle bullying as part of their intervention work to increase the awareness of bullying within the school.

Sadly, bullying WILL happen in schools but we must ensure that all children and young people within our county gain confidence to report these incidences so that they can be dealt with promptly and effectively by schools. Certainly since 2006, the Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey has shown throughout the county bullying has decreased in schools and the pupils report their confidence in how schools are dealing with bullying is increasing.

Schools in the county may choose to gain accreditation of Anti-bullying through the Anti Bullying Alliance. This is a whole-school approach to an accreditation process, increasing the awareness of bullying for staff and pupils. This should improve the handling of incidents and reduce their occurrence.

Improved practice reduces the number of incidents of bullying and increases the effectiveness of handling incidents.

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th - 17th November 2017 and is supported by SafeToNet.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal' with the aims:


This Anti-Bullying Week we want 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
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

Stonewall resources


This lesson plan has been designed to support you in your discussion of gender, gender stereotyping and gender identity with your pupils. The story, "Are you a boy or are you a girl?" lends itself to discussions of what it might mean to question your gender, and help support pupils who are gender variant and their classmates.

Based on the book 'Are you a boy or are you a girl?' by Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher.


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