Sexism and sexual harassment happens in schools
Sexism, sexual harassment and other harmful sexual behaviours (HSB) are sadly commonplace in schools, according to findings from Ofsted’s recent report into sexual abuse in schools.
You have a legal duty to safeguard children, so it’s important for all schools to have an “it’s happening here” mindset when it comes to sexual harassment and HSBs, even if you're not receiving reports from pupils. This can feel daunting if you’ve not thought this way before.
Get your staff to complete a self-assessment
Remember, a self-assessment focuses on the opinions and feelings of your staff - it's not a test of their knowledge