School strategies for preventing bullying

Written by OfstedDate 01 Nov 2012

Ofsted undertook a survey on bullying to evaluate the effectiveness of actions schools take to create a positive school culture and prevent bullying. A large part of the survey focused on pupils' own experiences and understanding of bullying and its effects. This report identifies a range of strategies that have helped schools create a positive culture and prevent and tackle bullying. It highlights the importance of consistent policies and practice, well planned but flexible curriculum provision and effective monitoring and evaluation by senior leaders and governors. It shows schools how to create a positive culture and prevent and tackle bullying and includes 9 good practice case studies drawn from schools that have tackled and prevented prejudice-based bullying.