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Anti-bullying practice

Become an All Together School  

Wiltshire schools can now sign to the All Together programme to reduce bullying and improve the wellbeing of pupils, particularly disabled children and those with SEN.

Schools can access free online resources and training on the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) website at www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/alltogether

Schools who sign up this year will be able to access:

  • The All Together Online Hub which supports schools to create an action plan
  • Targeted resources to help tackle bullying
  • Access to the All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire
  • Online CPD-certified training for all staff, including a module on cyberbullying

Schools can conduct a pupil wellbeing survey and anti-bullying baseline audit, before Christmas 2017, before developing an All Together Action Plan. During the summer term (2017/18) schools will conduct a second anti-bullying audit and wellbeing survey to evaluate the impact of the work for pupils. the ABA will assess the results and award successful schools with All Together School status in September 2018.

Anti-bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Anti-Bullying Week 2017 will be on the 13th-17th November. The theme will be All Different, All Equal.
 

Anti-bullying film competition and Power for Good teacher awards

Links to further details of these current campaigns (until July 2017) can be found here.
 

Wiltshire SEN & Disability Champions

Wiltshire Council worked with the Anti-Bullying Alliance during 2015 and 2016 to become Anti-Bullying SEN and Disability Champions. As part of this work we were able to offer additional free training and resources for Wiltshire schools and help reduce reduce bullying in participating schools.  

Free courses for both primary and secondary schools in Wiltshire were delivered during March 2017 by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to help support the emotional wellbeing of children who bully or who have been bullied. 

Wiltshire schools provide evidence of how they prevent, monitor and respond to incidents of bullying as part of their Healthy Schools accreditation.

Wiltshire anti-bullying charter

The Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY), has helped shape a new charter which was formally unveiled during anti-bullying week 2016.

The charter sets out what bullying is as well as a commitment from partner agencies (including schools) to help ensure that individuals and communities respect each other, embrace difference, are inclusive and work together in partnership to reduce bullying. 

The charter was distributed to schools in January 2017, along with key messages from young people. Other organisations throughout Wiltshire also received a copy of the charter, which can be downloaded below:

 

Other useful resources

Guidance for Wiltshire schools on Anti-Bullying Policy Development (2014)

Links to many resources to help schools implement a wide range of anti-bullying practice can be found here: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/resources/

Free online training: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/onlinetraining

'Bounce back from bullying', Childline's online self-help tool for young people experiencing bullying aims to help young people: understand whether what they are experiencing is bullying; build their resilience; gain help and support from counsellors. The tool asks questions about different aspects of bullying, and gives young people the tools they need, based on their answers, to build confidence and seek support.

Resources, including primary and secondary lesson plans, to help schools address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying from EACH: Inspiring Equality in Education: School pack (EACH, 2016)

HBT training for Wiltshire schools from Brook 

Local data (2015) on bullying prevalence, experience and related issues.

www.onyourmind.org.uk website with information about bullying and links to support including free counseling from Kooth

ImWithSam learning materials to tackle autism and learning disabilities hate crime in the classroom (KS3)