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.

Aims and outcomes

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.

Course content

  • Unit 1: A whole-school approach
    • Unit 2: Understanding prejudice-based bullying
      • Unit 3: Using the school anti-bullying policy


        Elizabeth Smith provides training, advice and support to school based staff, and delivering individual and group interventions to children and young people aged 3 to 19.  She has taught in mainstream and special education settings in and around...