and Scotland's Children - What's Going On?
Approaches to Bullying Behaviour
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phone Elise on 0131 651 6103 to request free single or multiple
'Ethos is Here to Stay' - a handbook of printed and electronic
Back numbers of SSEN (Scottish Schools Ethos Network) and
SSEN/ABN 'Democracy in Schools' publication
ABN/CERES 'Welcoming Newcomers - Refugees and Asylum Seekers
in Scottish Schools'
SSEN Case Studies 36-43 (go
here to view these). Includes Case Study 43 about the
development of 'restorative practices'. Case Studies 40-43
include reflective learning supplements.
Anti-Bullying Posters for primary schools.
her award-winning project, Glasgow School of Art graduate
Fiona Clark worked collectively with pupils in a central belt
school to highlight the issue of bullying. In a mapping exercise
pupils identified areas where bullying takes place (including
staircases, corridors, toilets and changing rooms). Fiona's
photos of these areas provide striking visual prompts for
classroom discussion. The complete photographic collection
has been reproduced in a book alongside the pupils' maps.
Fiona, who is now a PGDE student, welcomes any queries about
this project which she believes 'could be repeated by schools
as a cross-curricular approach to tackle bullying'. Email
'Additional Support for Learning'
parents' guide has been published by Enquire, the Scottish
Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning. It is
105 pages long, but very readable. Bullying is one of many
possible reasons why a child needs additional support. Download
the guide here, or telephone 0131 222 2425 for a free
and Scotland's Children - What's Going On?
community schools - or integrated children's services? One
Executive recently announced that the Integrated Community
Schools Initiative has been overtaken by the wider integration
agenda. It no longer makes sense to think of schools separately
from other agencies (1).
this help Anti-Bullying? Any approach to bullying that is
restricted to the narrow confines of the school is bound to
fail. It is good to see a more integrated approach to children's
services being developed in places like Renfrewshire.
one of our secondary schools, the Home Link worker is involved
in facilitating mediation sessions between pupils who have
issues with bullying. Both 'perpetrator' and 'victim' meet
together to work out a solution to the problem and agree
a behaviour contract which both sign. This has proved to
be a very successful intervention'.
the Home Link Service (formerly the Family Support Service)
is a major part of the Integrated Community Schools Initiative.
It supports integrated approaches to meeting the outcomes
of: improved attendance/ reduced exclusions/increased attainment/greater
parental involvement and understanding/ increased involvement
in out-of-school, cultural and sporting activities and the
development of health-promoting schools.
area home link teams (broadly corresponding to social work
area teams) are made up of an area co-ordinator, home link
workers, home link assistants, an attendance support worker,
a health development worker, a clerical worker and sessional
workers. 21.6 FTE home link workers serve the whole authority,
once management and professional development time has been
offers: home visiting; group work; support for out-of-school
activities; individual support to pupils; support to parents;
support at times of change and support for health promotion.
In 2005 an evaluation by researchers from the University of
Strathclyde was extremely positive.
is rare to find a part of local authority support services
which is so universally held in high esteem by secondary
school senior management and staff'.
(p.26, evaluation report)
information contact Elaine Robertson, Home Link Services Manager,
telephone 0141 840 3801.
Outcomes for Children and Young People: the role of schools
in delivering integrated children's services' published on
7 February 2006. Extract from this paper:
2007 every school in Scotland will participate in delivering
Integrated Children's Services. Funding will continue to
be made through the National Priorities Action Fund (NPAF)'.
highlighted by young people as a major issue
2005, the Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People
consulted nationally with children and young people to find
out what they felt should be her priorities over the next
two years. 15,822 votes were cast. The top three results were:
information, see the Scottish Commissioner for Children and
Young People's website,
telephone 0131 556 3378 or email.
Rights - introducing children's rights in school
book explores the experience of one primary school in trying
to make the promises of rights a reality.
outcome is a positive one, with significant impacts on practical
such as bullying' said Kathleen Marshall, Scottish Commissioner
for Children and Young People, in the foreword.
doesn't matter what hair colour you have, what eye colour
you have, what origin you have, what colour your skin is.
It doesn't matter if a bit of your body doesn't work - you
have the right to come to this school'
Pupil, 11 years old
by Julie Allan and John I'Anson, the University of Stirling,
and by Susan Fisher and Andrea Priestly, Save the Children,
it costs £7.50. Contact Joyce Sperber, Save the Children,
2nd floor Haymarket House, 8 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12
5DR or email.
February 2006 Childline and the NSPCC joined forces. Childline's
name and the helpline number (0800 1111) will remain unchanged.
negotiations are taking place that will see the Childline
service in Scotland being provided by CHILDREN 1st, who already
run the national helpline PARENTLINE SCOTLAND.
Scotland's bullying line is 0800 44 1111