Monitoring of bullying incidents in schools and local authorities
Role of local authorities and head teachers
Why do bullying incidents in schools need to be monitored?
55. To inform appropriate interventions, the data captured by SEEMiS will be used by schools and local authorities.
How often should these cases be monitored at school level?
56. Recorded incidents of bullying on SEEMiS should be monitored by the Senior Leadership Team school on a regular basis i.e. more than once a term.
How often should bullying incidents be monitored by local authorities?
57. It is recommended that local authorities monitor incidents at the end of each term. Data should not be analysed in isolation. The local context and other relevant information should be considered alongside the statistical evidence.
Areas that local authorities may wish to consider when monitoring bullying incidents:
58. Number, type, location, year group and timing of bullying incidents and whether there is change over time.
59. Incidents of prejudice-based bullying and whether there is a change over time.
In addition local authorities may also wish to consider:
60. How effective are the interventions, how readily accessible training opportunities are and where good practice can be shared locally.