How to Stop Bullying in Your School
By: George Varnava (author)Paperback
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By providing teachers with a practical intervention program to prevent bullying in their schools, this book gives the reader tried and tested strategies to tackle a very challenging problem. Creating a safe school environment where pupils feel secure is increasingly difficult, but this book shows how to devise a strategy, put it into practice, measure its effectiveness and extend the good practice into the wider community. The involvement of young people is a key element of this process. With its roots firmly in practice, the book is based on a study of' common characteristics of schools that have successfully reduced bullying; case studies that show how change can be achieved; raising whole-school awareness of the problem; how to tackle bullying as a whole-school issue; involving the students and the student council; delivering in-service training to colleagues. Primary and secondary school teachers, the school management team, learning mentors, teaching assistants and governors will find the guidance clear and suggested approaches helpful.
George Varnava is a former Headteacher who now works with many groups across the education and voluntary sectors, including such bodies as the National Children's Bureau, The Forum on Children and Violence, the College of Teachers, Sport England, the BBC and Roehampton University of Surrey.
Bullying in the wider context of violence in society - culture, neglect and the role of the school; a presentation of "Towards a Non-violent Society - Checkpoints for Schools"; the Checkpoints web - an institutional self-audit designed for the assessment of current practice and guidance towards further action; establishing base-line assessment criteria for measuring progress; from school to community - how schools take the lead in tackling violence; training - the professional development of staff and the personal development of students.
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