Today marks the end of Governors for Schools’ ‘Boards Against Bullying’ campaign, a month-long initiative to raise awareness about how governors can tackle bullying in schools. Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored how bullying can profoundly affect young people’s lives, as well as the ways in which governors can take meaningful action to shape effective anti-bullying policies. We’d like to extend our gratitude to anti-bullying charity Kidscape for helping get the campaign off the ground, as well as ongoing supporters Allen & Overy for generously funding our successful collaboration.
The team at Kidscape was instrumental in the development of our new anti-bullying eLearning module and our recent webinar about tackling bullying in schools – now available to stream on our website. We also released a range of articles covering timely topics including online abuse, strategy-building, and common myths surrounding bullying.
Existing and prospective governors may find our recent governor story and list of board meeting questions especially helpful when developing concrete strategies to improve anti-bullying policies in schools. We’ve also listed a range of resources and relevant organisations on our campaign page for those looking to develop their anti-bullying knowledge and find useful services in their local area.
Many thanks to all who took the time to help us collate such a rich and informative set of resources. We hope you’ve enjoyed engaging with our campaign over the past few weeks, and we encourage you to keep exploring our resources and do your bit to support the next generation.
Feeling inspired to tackle bullying and support young people? Join a governing board!
One of the primary aims of ‘Boards Against Bullying’ is to encourage a diverse range of people to volunteer as governors. If you’re feeling inspired to tackle bullying in your local community, why not register your interest today? One of our friendly team will guide you through the application process.