The National Safe Schools Framework aims to ensure that all Australian schools are safe, supportive and respectful teaching and learning communities that promote student wellbeing. The Framework is now supported by a new service, the Safe Schools Hub: a one-stop shop for information and resources to assist teachers and school leaders, students, parents, specialist professionals supporting students, and preservice teachers. One of the central elements in establishing safety and wellbeing in schools is the issue of bullying. This article reviews some key issues surrounding bullying in schools, summarised from selected sections of the Resource Manual of the National Safe Schools Framework. The article then describes how the Safe Schools Hub can help educators address these issues.
A Swedish study has examined factors influencing the literacy acquisition of grade 3 students, at the classroom level, controlling for both SES and home language of students – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.