Pupils at 5,000 Church of England schools get new tick-box forms to report racist and sexual bullying

Church of England schools are to be supplied with tick-box forms allowing pupils and teachers to report transgender bullying.

The forms will give those in nearly 5,000 schools – including a quarter of all primary schools – the means to report pupils, teachers or any other adults who are perceived to be bullying.

A template form gives school staff 11 tick-boxes in which to identify the kind of bullying they say they have seen or suffered – and name a culprit.

Options available include ‘gender identity – transphobic’; ‘gender – sexist bullying’; ‘sexual orientation – homophobic’; ‘sexual orientation – biphobic’; alongside boxes for religious, racist and culture or class bullying.