Schools have been quick to respond to the disturbing findings of Ofsted’s review into sexual harassment and abuse, but what immediate and practical actions should we be taking? Pete Henshaw reports

“It feels very apparent that schools have realised that our society is facing a deeply embedded culture of corrosive behaviour, which reaches across every aspect of their students' lives.Natasha Eeles, founder of Bold Voices.

Following the publication of Ofsted’s damning report earlier this month, which spelt out the endemic nature of sexual harassment and abuse in schools and students’ lives, SecEd wanted to find out what the response on the ground has been and should be.

The situation is so bad, inspectors felt compelled to include in their recommendations a plea for school leaders to “act quickly” and act with the assumption that “sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are happening in their setting”.

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