Preventing Prejudice-Based Bullying

Build staff confidence in identifying and tackling incidents of prejudice-based bullying; promote a positive attitude to difference and diversity

How to use this course

This course comprises three units.

  • Unit 1 is aimed at members of the SLT and those with pastoral in their job description. This will last around 90 minutes.
  • Units 2 and 3 are relevant to all school staff and last between 1 hour and 90 minutes.

These units can be delivered to large staff meetings or in smaller departmental meetings.

Author and trainer

Elizabeth Smith

Homophobic bullying; bullying arising from race, religion or colour; bullying based on a medical condition or appearance; and bullying due to SEN or disabilities can all be considered as prejudice-based bullying. Bullying of any kind causes misery for pupils and can have a severe impact on their school experience. Ofsted’s 2012 report ‘No place for bullying’ identified that staff felt least confident in tackling prejudice-based language.

This course will ensure that:

  • all staff understand what prejudice-based bullying is and how it impacts on young people
  • staff and pupils are supported by a whole-school approach, with consistent polices and practice
  • staff are equipped with strategies for dealing with prejudice-based bullying incidents.

Based around case studies and dilemmas, each unit offers the opportunity for discussion and exploration of key issues.

After completing this course, or a unit within it, contact us to receive your certificate of attendance on

My Learning Record

Remember to fill in the attendance register to update your own and participants' learning records.

Certificate of completion

Completed a unit or a whole course? Complete our short survey and we will send you a certificate.