What do we know about the prevalence of bullying in B&NES?
In June 2013 we surveyed children and young people in Years 4, 6, 8 and 10. A total of 1217 primary pupils from 21 schools and 2617 secondary pupils from 11 secondary schools took part in the School Health Education Unit Survey which asked questions about health-related behaviour including bullying. Some 26% of primary pupils and 19% of secondary pupil surveyed said they’d been bullied at or near school in the last 12 months. A total of 76% of primary pupils and 59% of secondary pupils said they thought their school takes bullying seriously.
Has B&NES got an Anti-Bullying Strategy Group?
Yes. Our Anti-Bullying Strategy Group meets every two months and is composed of local authority staff, teachers, young people and a range of local agencies. Our aim is to reduce bullying and promote inclusion and positive relationships
Does B&NES have Anti-Bullying Guidance?
We have produced an anti-bullying charter for schools and other settings which they can adopt, adapt, add their own pictures and get key staff, pupils, parents and governors to sign up to.