Bullying Prevention (taster)

Ref: C2421064

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Bullying is commonplace. It occurs in the school, the workplace, the family and the neighbourhood. Being a victim of bullying can, and does, have a negative impact on the lives of both victimised and their families. Most institutions have an anti-bullying and anti-harassment policy. Such policies are reactive - bullying has already happened. The victimised would rather bullying had never started so, if we put the victimised first - they have a right to not get bullied - then we must consider what prevention would look like (though still reacting when we need to). This course considers developing a prevention strategy, called the "Support Code", which relies on the practical development of emotional health and literacy in all the environments bullying occurs. The support code strategy has been used in schools and workplaces and, alongside the introduction of support groups, another preventative strategy, has proved quite effective in challenging bullying atmospheres.

Additional information about this course

This taster is FREE for parents and carers that receive a benefit. For more information, or to book a place at this event please contact either Dawn Daniels at Keys Meadow School on 020 8350 8200, or Dave Brown (Tutor) on 07484 247828.

Course aim

The session will explore differences between reacting to bullying to working on its prevention in the environments of home, school, workplace and neighbourhood.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand the differences between intentional and unintentional bullying
  • Understand the difference between reaction and prevention
  • Consider the use of preventative strategies in the home, school, workplace and community
  • Understand why and how emotional health and intelligence development and maintenance are crucial to preventative strategies
  • Explore how to sustain strategies once developed

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Information sheets will be provided but students must provide a pen, paper and a folder.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Bullying Prevention (taster)

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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