What’s your schools Anti-Bullying Policy?

By law, head teachers have to include prevention of all forms of bullying in their school’s behaviour policy (Education Inspections Act 2006). The Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) believes that an effective way for schools to do this is to produce and publish an anti-bullying policy


The Anti-bullying Alliance would recommend the following practice in creating an anti-bullying policy:

  • Encourage a senior member of staff to take the lead in promoting anti-bullying work in the school
  • Work with pupils parents and carers to draft, and then review the policy on a regular basis
  • Make sure the policy begins with clear definition of what bulllying is
  • Make sure the policy includes all forms of bullying – this should include specific reference to bullying relating to race, religion and culture, homophobic bullying, bullying related to special educational needs and disabilities, sexist and sexual bullying, and the use of cyber technology to bully
  • Make sure the policy includes the preventative strategies that the school will use
  • Make sure the policy gives a clear outline of how the school with respond to bullying incidents (including the recording procedure and possible sanctions)
  • Make sure the policy includes clear procedures for pupils or parents and carers who wish to report a bullying incident
  • Make sure the policy includes reference to bullying between pupils outside of school and bullying of staff
  • Make sure the policy references occasions where there may be police involvement (e.g. if a crime has been committed)
  • Make sure the policy is shared with all members of the school community (e.g. through the school website, newsletters)

For Tring School – http://tring.herts.sch.uk/anti-bullying/