Study type: 
Group study

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. Unit 2 will last around 1 hour and Unit 3 will last around 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 policies 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.