New guidance from the Department for Education on preventing and tackling bullying
28 May 2012
The PSHE Association welcomes this advice from the DfE
which has been produced to help schools prevent and respond to bullying as part of their overall behaviour policy.
The advice summarises the statutory obligations placed upon schools to respond to bullying and the strategies used by successful schools in tackling and preventing it.
The PSHE Association is pleased that the advice recognises the importance of talking to pupils and direct lessons about bullying. We believe that high quality PSHE education can openly address the differences between people that motivate bullying such as religion, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality or children with different family situations. It can teach children and young people that using any prejudice based language is unacceptable.
We have also just published an information sheet for parents about bullying
and how PSHE education can help to prevent and tackle it.
You can download the full guidance from the Department for Education website.