Category : Discipline
Application : Learners, Parents and Staff
The purpose of this policy is to set out the schools stance on bullying and to outline how the school will respond to incidents of bullying.
Crescent Girls’ High School does not tolerate bullying in any form, and all members of the school community are committed to promoting a safe, caring environment.
No one has the right to hurt others by any form of bullying. Staff, learners and parents will work together to deal with the issue of bullying.
WHAT IS BULLYING?
Bullying happens when one learner or a group of learners tries to upset by doing or saying, hurtful things to another learner again and again. Sometimes bullies hit or kick people or force them to hand over money. The learner being bullied finds it difficult to stop this happening and is worried that it will happen again.
Learners who are bullied can feel embarrassed, angry, frightened, unsafe or unfairly treated. They may not be able to sleep, feel confused and not know what to do.
WHAT WILL WE DO TO PREVENT BULLYING AT THE SCHOOL?
We will deal with bullying as a school community and report all cases of bullying.
SCHOOL STAFF WILL ...
*Adequately supervise school activities
*Arrive at class on time and move promptly between lessons
*Be role models in word and action
*Inform learners of the expected standards of behaviour and of school and class rules
*Educate learners and parents about bullying
*Be observant of signs of distress or suspected incidents of bullying
*Investigate all reported incidents
*Record all reported incidents in a systematic way
*Help victims of bullying and ensure that they are not placed at further risk
*Report suspected incidents of bullying to the appropriate staff member
*Provide implementation strategies for all including posters, leaflets and other awareness-raising activities
LEARNERS WILL ...
*Refuse to be involved in any bullying situation
*Report any incident or suspected incident of bullying
PARENTS AND GARDIANS WILL...
*Watch for any signs of unhappiness in their child’s life
*Take an interest in their child’s social life
*Inform the school if there is any suspicion that their child is being bullied
*Refrain from telling their child to retaliate
*Seek to do something about the situation if their child is found to have abused another learner
HOW WILL THIS POLICY BE REVIEWED ?
The effectiveness of this policy will be reviewed on an annual basis.