Peer-on-peer abuse is unfortunately common in educational settings and needs to be understood by school staff in order to properly prevent it from happening and otherwise respond to it when the abuse occurs. Effective peer-on-peer abuse strategies are vital in maintaining a safe environment for pupils to learn in.
Developed by Stephen Burnage, an expert practitioner, consultant and trainer with over 25 years’ worth of experience teaching and leading schools across the UK, this essential CPD course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding on the importance of producing and implementing a proactive, preventative peer-on-peer abuse policy that protects pupils in your educational setting.
The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
• Understanding what is defined as peer-on-peer abuse in an education setting and how the abuse itself can take a variety of forms.
• Identifying the possible signs and indicators of peer-on-peer abuse and that peer-on-peer abuse can be harmful to both the victim(s) and the perpetrator(s).
• Understanding how to be proactive in prevent peer-on-peer abuse and understanding how to appropriately respond when peer-on-peer abuse occurs.
• Appreciating what constitutes an effectively-produced policy that prevents peer-on-peer abuse and is clearly understood by staff and pupils.
• Recognising that a school or college’s peer-on-peer abuse policy should be a working document and that routine staff training and development is encouraged.