ABA has created 10 key principles to preventing and responding to bullying. We worked closely with young people and schools to develop this list. We have also created a charter which includes these principles which schools can sign in the attachments section below.
We have module in our free CPD Online Training which brings these principles to life.
- listens - all pupils and parents and carers are listened to and influence strategies and approaches to prevent, report and respond to incidents of bullying.
- includes us all - all pupils, including those with SEN/Disability, are included, valued and participate fully in all aspects of school life.
- respects - all school staff are role models to others within the school in how they treat others.
- challenges - all forms of discriminatory language – including disablist language – is challenged taken seriously
- celebrates difference – difference is actively and visibly celebrated and welcome across the whole school.
- understands - all school staff, pupils and parents and carers understand what bullying is and what it isn't.
- believes - all pupils, including disabled children and those with SEN, and their parents and carers are acknowledged, believed and taken seriously when reporting incidents of bullying.
- reports bullying - all pupils within the school and their parents and carers understand how to report incidents of bullying.
- takes action - we respond quickly to all incidents of bullying. Pupils, including disabled pupils and those with SEN, participate fully in decisions made about them and help to formulate appropriate action to respond to incidents of bullying.
- has clear policies - our school's anti-bullying policy reflects these principles and is embedded within other school policies. They are widely and actively promoted to school staff, pupils and their parents and carers.