2.2 Optional readings and resources
If you have time and would like to explore this topic further, take a look at the resources below.
Anti-Bullying Alliance (2015b) Preventing Bullying: A Guide for Teaching Assistants. SEN and Disability: Developing Effective Anti-Bullying Practice. Available at.
This guide is based on the views of children and young people, who receive support from teaching assistants, about bullying. It is designed to give teaching assistants advice on preventing the bullying of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (SEN).
Anti-Bullying Alliance (2014) Tackling Disablist Language-based Bullying in School: A Teacher’s Guide. Available at https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ sites/ default/ files/ field/ attachment/ tackling-disablist-language-based-bullying-in-school-final.pdf.
This guide addresses name-calling and derogatory language which is disabilist, examines disablism, its origins and how this is represented in the language, and discusses successful strategies, useful activities, case studies and resources. This document is useful for all teaching staff, including teaching assistants.
Contact a Family (2014) Dealing with Bullying. Available at https://www.youtube.com/ playlist?list=PLWq2B0oT01K2HjIiEKy9ArDb-2ohF5CXY.
A series of podcasts with practical advice and information for parents or carers of children with SEND who are experiencing bullying at school.
Thinking Positively: Emotional Health and Well-being in Schools and Early Years Settings, Welsh Government