There are a number of statutory obligations on schools with regard to behaviour which establish clear responsibilities to respond to bullying. Every school must have measures to encourage good behaviour and prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils.

This document replaces previous advice – Safe To Learn: embedding anti-bullying work in schools. It outlines, in one place, the Government’s approach to bullying, legal obligations and the powers schools have to tackle bullying, and the principles which underpin the most effective anti-bullying strategies in schools. It also lists further resources through which school staff can access specialist information on the specific issues that they face.

Some of this advice is primarily aimed at school staff, headteachers and governors in schools, 6th forms and colleges including Academies, Free schools, Pupil Referral Units and alternative providers. It also applies to independent schools, but their statutory obligations are different as noted in relevant sections.

There are a number of statutory obligations on schools with regard to behaviour which establish clear responsibilities to respond to bullying. Every school must have measures to encourage good behaviour and prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils.

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Includes:

  • Preventing and Tackling Bullying
  • What does the law say and what do I have to do?
  • Frequently Asked Questions