Schools need to do more to train staff to deal with bullying, says Ofsted.
In a new report, No place for bullying, the Government’s education watchdog argues that most schools tend to provide general training on the issue which does not always take account of the different types of bullying that are commonplace. This leads some staff to feel that they do not have the confidence to tackle all types of incidents.
Research suggests that pupils with disabilities and SEN are more likely to be bullied and Ofsted found that casual use of language that discriminated against these groups of pupils was prevalent in many of the schools visited.
The report looks at what schools can do to create a positive school culture and to prevent and combat bullying. It can be downloaded from the Ofsted website: