Warrington School/Board Of Trustees/Bullying
|Purpose To cover the requirements in providing an environment that is safe from all forms of intimidation|
- To provide a comprehensive universally understood definition of bullying behaviour and to outline strategies for all members of the school to combat social, emotional, physical and all forms of intimidation.
- The following definition of Bullying Behaviour has been adopted:
- It is deliberate, hurtful behaviour
- It is repeated often over a period of time
- It is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves
- There are three main types of bullying:
- Physical - hitting, kicking, taking belongings
- Verbal - name calling, insulting, racist remarks
- Indirect - spreading nasty stories, excluding from groups/games
- 1.All members of the school have a responsibility to recognise bullying and to take action when they are aware of it happening.
- 2. Children will be made aware of the school’s stance on bullying through school-wide messages on the issues.
- 3. All staff should treat any reports of bullying seriously and take action. .
- 4. Staff should listen to student(s) and make such enquiries as may be necessary to clarify exactly what has been happening.
- 5. Students should be assured that they have acted correctly in reporting the bullying.
- 6. Staff members should inform the Principal of any incidents that comes to their notice.
- 7. Emphasis must be on changing the behaviour of the bullying student(s) while providing support for the student(s) who has/have been harassed and bullied.
- 8. Staff members should give the victim(s) advice on how to deal with any repeat incidents of bullying or intimidation.
- 9. Follow up should be discussed with the students and checks should be made to ensure the incidents of bullying have ceased.
- 10. Parents of all students involved should be contacted.
--RachelO 03:04, 17 December 2010 (UTC)