Research suggests that children and young people with disabilities are more likely to be bullied at school compared to those students with no known disabilities.
"We thought we were well organised within school after giving the subject a high profile over the past few years, but your training day shows that we still have some way to go if we are to achieve our targets.
"Peter Oliver, Deputy Head Teacher, Berwick Middle School.
The link between wellbeing and achievement is well known, and Ofsted has a strong focus on behaviour and safety in schools. Ofsted Inspectors will always look at how well children and learners are helped and protected so that they are kept safe and will make a written judgement under leadership and management in the report about whether or not the arrangements for safeguarding children and learners are effective.
Achievement for All, in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the Council for Disabled Children and Contact a Family, delivered an innovative programme of work to safeguard children with SEND from bullying in schools. More than 1,500 schools benefitted from the free training during the project and their feedback indicates that 90% of participating schools have made a range of improvements and noted changes to school culture in the effectiveness of dealing with SEND bullying. Many schools asked if we could provide training specifically for their school and now we can.