Bullying/Anti-Bullying - Curriculum Links

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

1. Pupils should be taught:
- to talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society to recognise their worth as individuals by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals
- to face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices, and taking action Preparing to play an active role as citizens

2. Pupils should be taught:
- to research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events
- why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules
- to realise the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours, such as bullying and racism, on individuals and communities that there are different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, at school and in the community, and that these can sometimes conflict with each other
- to reflect on spiritual, moral, social, and cultural issues, using imagination to understand other people's experiences
- to appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

4. Pupils should be taught:
- that their actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people's feelings and to try to see things from their points of view
- to think about the lives of people living in other places and times, and people with different values and customs
- to realise the nature and consequences of racism, teasing, bullying and aggressive behaviours, and how to respond to them and ask for help
- to recognise and challenge stereotypes that differences and similarities between people arise from a number of factors, including cultural, ethnic, racial and religious diversity, gender and disability Breadth of opportunities

5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through opportunities to:
- take responsibility
- feel positive about themselves
- participate
- make real choices and decisions
- meet and talk with people
- consider social and moral dilemmas that they come across in life

Cross reference to English En1 Speaking and listening:
Group discussion and interaction

3. To talk effectively as members of a group, pupils should be taught to:
a. make contributions relevant to the topic and take turns in discussion
b. vary contributions to suit the activity and purpose, including exploratory and tentative comments where ideas are being collected together, and reasoned, evaluative comments as discussion moves to conclusions or actions c. qualify or justify what they think after listening to others' questions or accounts
d. deal politely with opposing points of view and enable discussion to move on. Cross reference to physical education Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

4. Pupils should be taught:
a. how exercise affects the body in the short term
b. to warm up and prepare appropriately for different activities
c. why physical activity is good for their health and well-being
d. why wearing appropriate clothing and being hygienic is good for their health and safety