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Sexism and sexual harassment: how to update your behaviour policy
Weave these behaviour management strategies into your policy to let your school community know how you’ll tackle incidents of sexism and sexual harassment between pupils. Use our example scenarios to help you review your policy before consulting on it.
- Be explicit about unacceptable behaviours
- Explain the process for responding to reported incidents
- Frame your ‘zero-tolerance’ approach carefully
- Take the wishes of the victim(s) into account
- Use your behaviour policy to underpin a culture of respect
- Show you're prepared to act, no matter how small the incident
- Offer support to the alleged perpetrator(s)
- Consider outreach programmes for groups of offenders
- Use our resources to help you review your policy
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