Anti-bullying curriculum

Curriculum for excellence ensures that young people gain the knowledge, skills, and traits they need. These skills are important for mental, emotional, social, and physical health.

Health and wellbeing programmes and courses also help learners to develop skills in:

  • communication
  • problem-solving
  • teamwork
  • assertiveness

Staff should review and refresh their programmes and courses to meet the needs of their learners.  

Adults in schools must ensure the mental, emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of the children and young people in their care. All staff take responsibility for this and it should be reflected in the curriculum. This is especially true for health and wellbeing programmes and Personal and Social Education (PSE) in secondary schools.  

Children and young people can learn the importance of respect and understand the value of diversity. This rights-based learning will ensure a better understanding of the impact of bullying.

The schools in these case studies are also promoting the equality of different groups. This helps children and young people to understand protected characteristics. The curriculum helps young people to understand the root cause of prejudice and and prejudice-based bullying. It will also help them to respond to incidents that occur in their setting.