Rights, Respect, Equality: Support for School Leaders and Governors in Wales
In September 2020 the Welsh Government launched Rights, respect, equality: statutory guidance to assist school governors, staff and relevant professionals working within a school environment in developing and implementing anti-bullying policies and strategies.
The Welsh Government is funding Kidscape to provide support to school leaders and governors to embed the guidance and improve their anti-bullying policy and practice. This includes a monthly webinar open to all school leaders and governors on the Rights, Respect, Equality guidance, as well as bespoke anti-bullying training for governors in Wales.
Rights, Respect, Equality School Support Webinar
The Rights, Respect, Equality School Support Webinar is available free of charge for governors and school staff in Wales who are leading on developing and updating the anti-bullying policy and strategy.
All school leads who sign up for the webinar will be provided with an audit tool and action plan to help develop and update your anti-bullying policy and strategy over the next 3-12 months. The webinar will take you through the action plan step by step, with the opportunity for Q and A.
The webinar will be delivered by members of the Kidscape team who have many years of experience in supporting schools with bullying prevention and response.
92% of those who have attended the webinars to date say they found them extremely or very helpful with the following feedback:
"As a relatively new governor it has made me very aware of the need for this policy and the issues that need to be included."
"Clearly delivered content, step by step explanation. The pace was good and it offered lots of practical advice."
"I found the tips for ensuring a governor has a role in anti bullying helpful...also ways to involve students in leading the curriculum in terms of anti bullying to make it more relatable. Useful tips all round in particular for updating our anti bullying policy."
"All of it was extremely helpful. I loved the way you highlighted proactive rather than reactive. You made very clear links between school community and governors. The research facts and figures highlighted the extent of bullying in our schools and was sadly shocking."
"I will forward the slides to our SMT and the PSHE Well-being Team to look over and discuss when school resumes and we settle back into some sort of normality. I feel better informed to be part of this school discussion. Diolch."
Fri 28th January 1230 - 230pm
Fri 11th February 1230 - 230pm
Fri 25th March 1230 - 230pm
Fri 29th April 1230 - 230pm
Fri 20th May 1230 - 230pm (Welsh)
Fri 24th June 1230 - 230pm
Fri 15th July 1230 - 230pm
Anti-bullying training for governors in Wales
In addition to this the Welsh Government are funding Kidscape to deliver fully funded anti-bullying training for governors in Wales.
RISE transition support
Delivered in a classroom setting, these two hour workshops help build self esteem and prepare young people for the transition of moving up to secondary school.
ZAP community workshops
ZAP workshops provide young people aged 9-16 with a range of tools to increase assertiveness, build confidence and help manage bullying situations. ZAP has been running for many years and is proven to significantly reduce experiences of bullying.
ZAP in Schools
The ZAP in Schools programme primarily supports children in years 5-8 with bullying awareness and practical tools to increase assertiveness, build confidence and help manage bullying situations.
Delivered through a classroom based workshop.