Head teachers must prevent all forms of bullying

Under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 head teachers must identify and implement measures to prevent all forms of bullying and to promote good behaviour, respect for others and self discipline amongst pupils.

Teachers have a legal duty to ensure homophobic bullying is dealt with in schools.

Source: What the law says @ Stonewall: the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity

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  • Education and Inspections Act 2006 @ Wikipedia

    Excerpt: According to the government the Act “is intended to represent a major step forward in the Government’s aim of ensuring that all children in all schools get the education they need to enable them to fulfil their potential”.