Lesson 4: Bullying

Learning about the impact of bullying and the responsibility of bystanders.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the impact of bullying and the responsibility of bystanders to help

Statutory guidance

Respectful relationships > Pupils should know about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be supported by their peers as a result of working in a mixed ability group. 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to also look at the situation in the story from the view of the bully and explore why they might be behaving in that way.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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