How to Create Kind Schools
Release Date:21 Apr 2015

How to Create Kind Schools

12 extraordinary projects making schools happier and helping every child fit in

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Kidscape, the national charity that works to challenge and prevent bullying, this book offers readers an insight into a collection of innovative projects currently running in schools to promote inclusion, tolerance and kindness.

From a gay role model to a peer mentor, a dance workshop to a gardening club, an autism ambassador to a travelling Gypsy theatre group, the ideas demonstrate how much we have to teach our children about inclusion, how much kindness matters, and how much of a difference schools can make to children who don't always feel they fit. Joining forces with well-known charities and celebrity supporters including Anthony Horowitz, Jamie Oliver, Michael Sheen and more, these accessible, fun and effective projects are tackling issues such as bullying, homophobia, racism, and truancy, are supporting pupils who may feel isolated and excluded from their peer group, and are helping whole schools become happier, more successful settings.

This book will provide inspiration to all educational professionals, parents and volunteers looking for creative and practical ways to help individual children fit in and feel happy in their class.


Jenny Hulme is a freelance journalist, writer and PR consultant. She has a degree in English Literature, a diploma in Journalism Studies and over 25 years' experience as a writer and editor on national educational, women's, and parenting magazines. She lives in South Wales, UK.

Kidscape was the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. It was founded in 1985. The charity believes all children should be able to grow up in a world free from bullying and abuse, and that all adults should keep children safe and help them to reach their full potential. Through training, support and advice for children, parents, and schools, they aim to provide adults and children with the knowledge, confidence and skills to challenge abuse and bullying in all its forms.

Foreword by Claude Knights, CEO of Kidscape. Introduction: What Makes a Kinder School? 1. Kidscape's ZAP Workshop. In My View: Anthony Horowitz. 2. The Peer Mentor. In My View: Jill Halfpenny. 3. The Prince's Trust XL Club. In My View: Jamie Oliver. 4. The Role Model. In My View: Charlie Condou and David Charles Manners. 5. The Travelling Players. In My View: Baroness Janet Whitaker. 6. The Achievement Coach. In My View: Henry Winkler. 7. The Gardening Club. In My View: David Martin Domoney. 8. The Autism Ambassador. In My View: Jane Asher. 9. The Dance Class. In My View: Linda Jasper. 10. The Young Carers Campaign. In My View: Michael Sheen. 11. The Student Support Team. In My View: Jack Jacobs. 12. The ChildLine Workshop. In My View: Ade Adepitan.
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